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VOL. XCVI 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1919 



NO. 1 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Freder- 
ick Marriott, 259 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco, Cal. Tele- 
phone Kearny 3594. Entered at San Francisco, Cal., Post-office as second- 
class mail fnatter. 

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Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN 
FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER should 
be sent to the office not later than 6 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year, $5; 6 months, $2.75. 
Foreign: 1 year $7.50; 6 months, $4.00. Canada: 1 year, $6.25; 6 months, 
$3.25. 

— — Gee! But our streets are clean! All the dirt is in the 



sidewalks. 

The New Year is on. Many resolutions made, and as 

many will be broken soon. 

Wisdom guided the decision of the American Federation 

of Labor, when they voted against forming a Labor Party, to 
enter the political field. 

And now the German Government has decided to abolish 

the nobility and its titles. We know that titles have always 
existed there; but as to nobility — well, they are all Huns! 

-Countess Markiewicz has been elected to the British 



Parliament, she being the first woman to ever grace that august 
body with her presence. No doubt that American culture has 
invaded England. 

Captain Robert Dollar said that San Francisco shipping 

is imperiled, owing to competition from Eastern ports. Who 
is to blame ? None but our steamship companies, who have im- 
posed such high rates of freight here. 

Chile and Peru, two rich South American countries, who 

have not been like the other so-called Republic, are now get- 
ting ready for war. It's in the blood! Those Spanish speak- 
ing countries can't be happy without fighting each other. 

Who ever heard of a man, who died a pauper, and whose 

relatives fought legal battles to take care of his remains and to 
honor his memory? But we heard of many rich men who died, 
and whose families are still fighting to get a share of their 
estates. 

After all, Governor Stephens had a sense of humor. 

when he appointed four newspapermen to be Commissioners of 
Railroads and Highways. Our esteemed colleagues may know 
little or nothing about their new jobs; but — did others know 
what they were appointed for? *• 

Louis Belbing, San Francisco capitalist, who was sen- 
tenced several months ago, to a long term of imprisonment; 
committed suicide last Friday, by hanging himself at the county 
jail. Possibly he was out of his mind, when he saw that a 
judge had the nerve to condemn a rich man to jail. 

Judging by the way the old year was ushered away, 

and the new one welcomed, we may say that San Franciscans 
know how. The streets were narrow enough to contain the 
hundreds of thousands of merry-makers and the hotels and 
cafes unable to accommodate and please its many patrons. 

-Of course, we must not be lenient with our enemies. 



Those who conspired against our country, and who are now in 
the grip of justice, must be punished. There is a talk going on, 
as to being "gentle'" with our political prisoners. Nothing of 
the kind ! Let the spirit of the law go as far as it ought to. 



Alvarez Calderon, Peruvian Consul in this city, died of 

a gun shot. Opinions are divided as to the cause of his death : 
was it suicide or assassination? The police prefer to believe 
what the Coroner said : suicide. And it seems that is dropping 
the case right there, according to the friends of the ex-consul. 

The reign of terror in France, in the days of the French 

revolution, were made worse due to the easiness in which citi- 
zens were accused of treason. How far did we go during the 
citizen's Espionage system, in this country of ours? It is said 
that this "system" will be eradicated from our Democratic 
system pretty soon. 

Those French girls are famed the world over, for their 

gaiety, and freshness. They will never stop at anything. Just 
think: A few days ago, one of them jumped into President 
Wilson's carriage and kissed him. She even ignored Mrs. 
Wilson, who was seated by his side. Of course, the girl was 
only nine years old. 

It is time for our authorities to look into the affairs of 

some local hospitals, who offer all kinds of attentions and serv- 
ice to men and women, if they become "members" of said in- 
stitutions ; and after paying their dues for years, when they re- 
quire medical and hospital treatment, are given rotten service 
and impolite attentions. 

The City of Lemance, France, will soon erect a great 

monument to the memory and to the glories of Wilbur Wright, 
the American pioneer aviator. With due respect to ourselves, 
it is a shame to learn that a foreign city is doing what we 
never expected to do! The glories of America are recognized 
and glorified elsewhere, but in America. 

Napoleon was the greatest soldier of his days. And 

Kaiser Wilhelm the lowest cur of this and all times. Therefore, 
those who are asking to have the Kaiser sent into exile to the 
Island of St. Helena, where Napoleon spent his last days, are 
insulting the memory of the great French Emperor. Send 
Hohenzollern to a fitting place, to Devils' Island, for instance. 

The San Francisco Firemen gave a concert and ball on 

the 31st of December, last, in benefit of their widows and or- 
phans fund. They have to do this in order to refill their de- 
pleted coffers. None of our rich "benefactors" ever thought of 
the needs of that worthy institution. But they insist in the 
prompt service of our Firemen, to protect their lives and their 
property. 

Senator James D. Phelan, California's own senator, has 

not been very busy asking Congress for whatever California 
needs. But he is the man to think of inducing Congress to ask 
England for the freedom of Ireland. You bet we are for Ireland 
and her ideals! But let our Congressmen work, first, for the 
welfare of their constituents. Besides, America cannot inter- 
fere in other countries' affairs. 

The U. S. Customs Inspectors, on duty at the port of 

San Francisco, are anxiously awaiting to hear from Washing- 
ton, as to their just expectations. They have been working over 
nine hours a day, it is said, and their salaries never were over 
$4 per day. With the high cost of things, the poor inspectors 
cannot make a decent living. It's time that Uncle Sam did 
something for those faithful servants. In San Francisco even 
the street sweepers have had several increases in wages, lately; 
and we do not dare to compare their work with that of the 
inspectors. 



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We have gone through a year of great sacri- 
The New Year, flee and suffering, but it is only through 
such sacrifices that we know and appreciate 
what peace and happiness really means. 

So we are all happy; happy that the war is ended; happy 
that we are able to enjoy the blessings of peace and prosperity. 

The year which has just opened is full of promise and oppor- 
tunity for all of us. A new era is about to be ushered in, 
wherein new standards of justice and democracy are to be 
established. 

We sincerely wish that our readers will enjoy their full share 
of prosperity and contentment during the year to come. 



The year which has just closed has been to 
Our Sacrifices, some a year of heart-rending anxiety and af- 
fliction, while to others it has been a year of 
great financial stress and worry. 

NeveT before was there such universal suffering, and never 
before was thera such self-sacrificing service for mankind. 

Our peace, prosperity and happiness, our liberties, our prop- 
erty, and even our very being were offered up in the altar of sac- 
rifice that justice and peace might prevail and endure. 

We have conquered but our task has not yet been accom- 
plished. 

Our cardinal principle is that might does not make right. 
That applies to the Bolsheviki just as much as it does to the 
Kaiser. Just government derives its powers from the consent of 
the governed and not by military subjection as typified by Ger- 
many, nor by pillage and murder as represented by Russia. 

We must establish the principles for which we have raked 
our country, otherwise we have stirred up an enemy stronger 
and more deadly than the one which we have subdued. 

We have given to this enemy of civilization the very weapons 
with which he is waging his battles. We have declared that 
ours was a war of Democracy against Autocracy. He now de- 
clares that he is Democracy and that "Capitalism" and "Cap- 
italistic Aristocracy" must be destroyed. He says this war 
was brought on by capitalists for business purposes, that mil- 
lions of laboring men have killed and maimed and starved each 
other to make money for the capitalists. You can explain and 
argue until your tongue gets dry in your mouth, and you can 
make no impression upon the mind of this fanatic who only 
knows that he wants what you have. 

The higher prices go, the greater the scarcity of food and 
clothing, the more widespread idleness, famine, suffering and 
disease exist, the more powerful and destructive will be- 
come this new force in our midst. 



It behooves every patriotic and far-sighted 
Our Duty. American to recognize the duty that we have as- 
sumed to mankind and to realize that we must 
continue for genuine Democracy; not we hope, by further 
bloodshed, but even at such a cost if necessary — but rather by 
giving complete and determined support to our president and 
by our self-sacrifice and acts of justice alleviating the wrongs 
and sufferings of others thus compelling the conclusion that in 
our Democratic form of government and industrial system of 
organization are found all the elements necessary to safeguard, 
promote and uplift the rights of man. 

The profiteer in this new struggle is just as disloyal as the 
pro-German was in the struggle which has just closed. The 
Bolsheviki, Anarchist, and I. W. W. who refuse to abide by our 



laws must be treated as criminals. Life, liberty and the pur- 
suit of happiness must be made safe. Our institutions must 
be made adequate for the determination and enforcement of 
justice, and being such must be defended to the utmost against 
the power of might, whether that power be typified by Militar- 
ism or Bolshevikism. 



Something ought to be done by the U. S. Dis- 
Liberty Bonds, trict Attorney's office to protect the holders 
of Liberty Bonds from being victimized by 
brokers who by seductive advertisements and circular letters 
induce people to sell their Liberty Bonds and then give them 
ninety cents upon the dollar for their bonds. 

These brokers advertise that they buy bonds for their market 
value and then size up their customer. If he is intelligent 
they have all the bonds that they can buy for the present. If 
he looks easy, they tell him that they have all the bonds they 
can use but if he wants forty to forty-five dollars for a fifty- 
dollar bond he can have it. 

Irrespective of these practices, strong public pressure ought 
to be brought to bear, to stem this avalanche of Liberty Bonds 
that is flooding the market. 

The man or woman who sell their Liberty Bonds ought to be 
made to realize that they are doing an unpatriotic act, and that 
they are taking money out of civilization that ought to be ex- 
pended in rehabilitating industry and giving employment to the 
idle, rather than furnishing a fund for gratifying the comforts 
of a large number of individuals. 

The practice of borrowing upon bonds ought to be encouraged 
to the exclusion of selling bonds. This would take less money 
from investment and the money taken would be restored 
through the repayment of the loans. 



Never before has this country or any 
President Wilson, other country been guided so well through 
such perils as confronted this country dur- 
ing the past year. With President Wilson at the helm, the Ship 
of State has rode the storm and arrived safely in the Port of 
Peace. 

He is now in Europe, not upon a spectacular tour, but because 
of a solemn — we may even say divine — realization of the re- 
sponsibility which this country has assumed, and because he 
knows as no one else does that there is grave danger that the 
things for which we fought may not be attained. He is deter- 
mined in the face of opposition, that is not apparent to us, to 
compel by the sheer force of his personality, the acceptance of 
those principles of justice, without which peace cannot be re- 
stored or maintained. 

Upon the success of President Wilson's mission shall deter- 
mine whether the world has in fact been made safe for genuine 
Democracy and justice. 

President Wilson, we salute you! Our thoughts, our tears, our 
hopes triumphant o'er our fears are all with you. 



"Food will win the War" was the incentive that caused 
Food, us to economize and co-operate with our Government in 
carrying out its food regulations, and Food did win the 
war. 

"Food will restore Peace" is the slogan that it is now neces- 
sary to adopt. 

While whole nations starve, our Victory and declaration of 
principles appear to them a hollow mockery. Continue to observe 
the Food regulations and Victory with Peace will be obtained. 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



■ M 



The West and the East 

A Tale of a Prodigal 

By Teasdale Randolph 




Up from the crested hills afar 

Of the magical Golden West, 
Haunted with dreams and hopes bizarre 

Like a passion unconfessed, 
A Fool arose, with his Adam's heart 

Aflame in its wanderlust, 
And stepped from his Paradise apart 

To the Pilgrim's Path of Dust. 

Oh, he had dwelt 'mid the nodding pines 

Of th' land of the Argonaut; 
He had sipped the nectar of its vines 

From its chalice, golden- wrought; 
He had glimpsed the sheen of its Sundown Sea 

Aflame in the Sun God's arms, 
And he had listened in ecstacy 

To its feathered maestros' charms. 

But the Fool was bent — he had heard them tell 

Of the languorous, distant East; 
Of the midnight dance and the glimpse of hell 

At the White Way's dazzling feast. 
So, clapping his fool's cap on his brow 

And gripping his fool's-grip hard. 
With a fat purse bulging with yellow "dough," 

He journeyed Manhattan-ward. 

The trail of th' Prodigal led along 

The breast of a Continent, 
But every beat of his pulse was wrong 

As over its heart he went. 
He saw, but he heeded not, the hills 

As they waved him fond adieu ; 
He heard, but he minded not, the rills 

That murmured their farewells, too. 

About him were slopes of loveliness 

And a thousand fields of wealth; 
And gentle zephyrs with fond caress 

Bestowed him the kiss of health. 
Oh, never a Prodigal Son went out 

From a Father's house possessed 
Of prayers for his welfare more devout 

Than th' Fool from the Golden West. 

Why daub the canvas with pigment gay? — 

'Tis sketched with sufficient skill 
To show that the Fool on his stubborn way 

Was longing to drink his fill. 
Ill cut the film of his journey through 

From the West to the gaudy East, 
And ring the curtain for his debut 

At Babylon's brazen feast. 



He came, he saw, and he fell for it — 

From Wall-street "tips" to "Janes;" 
'Twas well he'd brought an affluent "bit" 

Of the gold of the Coeur d'Alenes! 
For stocks eat "dough," and a woman's mouth 

Is a bunghole of despair 
For a "Lamb" from the West or North or South 

Who hasn't the "kale" for fair. 

The Fool had his day in Amsterdam 

Like a fool on folly bent; 
He fell for the playhouse scalpers' game 

And the coatroom regiment; 
The taxi-bandits peeled his roll, 

And the "Georges" got their "bit;" 
The maids of the chamber took their toll, 

And the bell-hops finished it. 

He had a balance to pay his bill 

At the Knickerbocker Inn, 
And when he figured he'd had his fill 

He barely could squeeze a grin. 
Oh, they had "frisked" him a-plenty. Bo! — 

He knew he had had a run; 
He rushed a "collect" to Old 'Frisco, 

And Dad sent the ticket "mon." 

He "moled" the subway to Thirty-third 

With a "masque-de-Riverside,"* 
And his western deaf ears never heard 

The "red-cappers" at his side. 
He was headed for home — escaped from hell — 

He was through with the Gotham gorge, 
And never a tip from his tightwad fell 

To polish the palm of "George." 

Did peaks of the Rockies look good to him? 

Did they? — you know it!— oh, Boy! 
Why, every curve of the canyon's rim 

Seemed a Hogarth line of joy! 
He saw the hills' fond greetings now, 

He heard the rills' glad cries; 
He sensed with rapture the green-clad brow 

Of his near-lost Paradise. 

Never again, in a madman's quest 

For a Babylonish feast, 
Will he squander gold of the Golden West 

In a silver-plated East. 
He will abide where the stars outshine 

The White Way's tinseled glare. 
And a touch of heaven almost divine 

Pours happiness everywhere. 




V EN VOl 

In the Silent Sea of the Silent West 

We will all sail out some day — 
We will cruise 'mid the Isles of Eternal Rest 

In the Sundown Sea for aye ! 
In the Sundown Sea — Time's ebbing time, 

But Eternity's morning sky; 
We will hear forever Love's golden chime 

And the Answer to our Cry ! 

•Note— The residents of Riverside Drive have been cartooned, by New 
York papers- in gas masks as a protection from the factory fumes 
sweeping- over from the Jersey shore. 




San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 




"Cold Hands" Across the Tea. 

The other day a group of Burlingame women enjoyed lunch- 
eon and a quiet after game of poker (yes they do it, and deal 
"cold hands" when the exigencies of the occasion demand) ! 

When tea was served someone suggested a "wishing game." 
Bach one wrote on an unsigned slip her New Year's wish. Last 
year the same group did this "stunt" and every one, of course, 
wished for peace on earth, good will to men._ 

If there were any chance of anyone winning this guessing 
game I would give the readers of this column unlimited oppor- 
tunity to retrieve their fortunes by guessing the unanimous wish 
of these sporting folk. 

If you knew the personnel of the group, you would fancy 
that at least one of them prayed for a personal bank account 
large enough to keep her in plenty of poker money instead of 
being dependent upon a husband with a scrutinizing eye for 
items on stubs! 

It would be reasonable to suppose that another one asked Al- 
lah to remove temptation, plural number feminine gender, 
from the path of her susceptible spouse. 

Without straining the imagination one could conjure the wish 
of another one with the golf links for a background and a long 
cherished trophy in the foreground — in fact, fancy easily paints 
the pet desire of each one. 

© © © 

"Job Wanted." 

Read here and now what every woman wrote upon her slip 
of paper. 

The wording in each case was different, but the sense was 
identical. 

"I'd like a job as interesting as my war work has been!" 

It has been hinted before in these columns dedicated tc 
frivolities and flutterings that the problem of unemployment 
after the war is going to include a lot of richly endowed women 
as well as seekers after bread-and-butter substitute. 
© © © 

Don't Put the Poker Chips Away. 

Before putting away the poker chips for the day here is an- 
other nice story, as authentic as the last one. In the set that 
loves the game of chance is included every member of a very 
rich family that divides its time between (shall we say South- 
ern California) and this neck of the woods. Unto the third gen- 
eration do they enjoy themselves in the dragging hours in 
friendly family contest with the imps of fortune. 

Not long ago they were all in their town house here and a 
number of friends were bidden to dinner, and afterwards sev- 
eral tables of poker were made up. One of the daughters of 
the household was a heavy loser. The figures piled up into a 
sum that would make most anyone gasp. Her father was the 
chief winner. 

© © © 
Gives Her Check to Father. 

Now to the untutored it might seem that the fact that it was 
all in the family took the bite out of the losses. Not at all. 
This isn't that kind of a poker family! Moreover this par- 
ticular daughter was in temporary financial disgrace with her 
dad, as her expenditures had exceeded her father's boundary 
lines for the year — and her husband has not endowed her with 
independent riches. 

So she had to write out a check to father, just the same as 
though he were a mere stranger. 

© © © 
But Draws Money Out of Bank. 

But early the next morning she had a bright idea. 

She went down to the bank and drew out all her account. 

The check to father came back with "no funds." 

Father was mortified beyond words. He thought other checks 
might come back similarly dishonored, and put a blot on the 
family financial honor. 



He scolded daughter roundly for not knowing what she had 
in her account and he plumpened it up to a respectable figure 
for her. 

The story was too good to keep. 

Eventually daughter got so far as to tell it even to father, 
and father who loves to have one put over on him by his fam- 
ily, told it to his cronies at the club and — well someone told it 

to me. 

© © © 

New Year's Festivities. 

New Years was celebrated in the spirit which illuminated 
that day before the war played havoc with joyousness. By the 
time the presses have put this out on the street, the old year 
will be dancing its way into the yesteryears and the New Year 
turned the corner. 

The festivities included a benefit dinner and supper dance 

at the Palace, the usual gala doings at the St. Francis and the 

Fairmont, end innumerable other evidences that the year was 

rung out with the pealing, swelling notes of greeting to the 

good months to come. 

© © © 

Del Monte In Gala Form. 

Del Monte is the Mecca of a number of the inhabitants of 
the smart set who have foregathered there to greet the coming 
twelve months. The Charlie Clarks who are entertaining Mrs. 
Fred Kohl, took down a group of people who will remain over 
the week-end. Mrs. Kohl has adopted the French custom of 
wearing black or midnight blue almost entirely. For the period 
of the war the French women practically abandoned light col- 
ors, even the few families that were not taken toll of by death, 
contributing nothing in the way of conventional brilliant even- 
ing dress. Anyone who has ever worn dark colors finds it a 
wrench to get back into the gay laughter loving hues, and Mrs. 
Kohl is no exception. However the fact that black is most flat- 
tering to her blonde beauty prevents anyone from speeding the 
day when she returns to rainbows. 

© © © 
Three Matrons Much Admired. 

Three charming young matrons, much together, and much ad. 

mired are Mrs. Jane Selby Hayne, Mrs. Christian De Guigne, 

and Mrs. Relda Ford Stott. They are a striking looking trio 

and add much to the picturesque beauty of Del Monte. 
© © © 

Mrs. "Gene" Murphy and the Eternal Girl. 

Another group at Del Monte which is sure to add a piquant 
and dashing touch to the New Year's celebration includes Mrs. 
Arthur Lord, the Gus Taylors, Gene Murphys, and Will Tay- 
lors. 

Mrs. Gene Murphy is the only woman in the Blingum set 
who can without make-up or flattery be taken for a girl in her 
late teens. Her worst enemy could not charge her with looking 
more than twenty. She has that eternal girlishness which 
modistes cannot conjure up, manicurists and facial masseurs 
cannot demonstrate, nor simpering ways nor innocent stares 
simulate. When it does not "belong" it cannot be wished on 
by any process however expensive or desired. 

The Hopkins women are all unusually handsome and attrac- 
tive, but when it comes to youth, Mrs. Gene Murphy takes the 
silver spoon. 

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New Year's Celebrated at Fairmont. 

New Year's week has been an eventful one at the Fairmont 
Hotel, one gay function succeeding another at the hostelry "at 
the top of the town." New Year's Eve found every available 
table in all of the dining rooms taken by merrymakers; while 
over two hundred and fifty members of California Command- 
ery, No. 1, Knights Templar, with their ladies, dined in the ball 
room. The Fairmont Follies came out of Rainbow Lane, where 
they usually appear, and gave their fetching specialties in 
various parts of the hotel. 

On Wednesday night Jerome Uhl, the eminent baritone, sang 
at Rudy Seiger's lobby concert, and Mrs. E. K. Clarke, a guest 
of the hotel, made her debut with the Follies under the name 
of "Colette Berty." She is possessed of much native talent and 
under Winfield Blake's direction is presenting two songs, in 
different costumes, that are very effective. Dancing from eight 
o'clock till one serves to crowd Rainbow Lane every night, 



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and California Advertiser 



except Sunday, and Winfield Blake is constantly changing the 
specialties of the dozen performers, who include Vanda Hoff, 
the inspirational dancer. Sunday night Hana Shimozuni, the 
Japanese soprano who was indisposed last week, will positively 
sing at the lobby concert. 

The afternoon teas at the Fairmont are very popular and 
every Thursday the social hostess, Mrs. Arthur Judd Ryan, 
presents some special feature. This coming Thursday I. B. 
Stoughton Holborn, F. R. G. S., will read some of his own 
poems at five o'clock. 

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A Christmas Party at the St. Francis. 

The feature of the holiday season at the St. Francis Hotel 
that attracted more favorable attention than perhaps any other 
this year was the annual Christmas tree party given in the 
Lounge on Friday afternoon, December 20, by Mrs. Harriet A. 
Fay Richards, for the pupils of her St. Francis Private School 
and the Boarding School at 2245 Sacramento street. It was 
estimated that not less than 200 persons attended the party. A 
huge 30-foot tree was erected in the lobby, and from its glitter- 
ing branches Chef Victor Hirtzler, in the role of Santa Claus, 
took gifts for each child of the 100 or more present, and pre- 
sented them with an appropriate speech. The children ranged 
in' aged from three years to fifteen years, and the party in- 
cluded an entertainment with songs, dances, instrumental music 
and recitations by different pupils. 

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Registrations at Hotel Plaza. 

The Hotel Plaza, with its hundreds of guests from all over 
the country, was the center of life and gaiety New Year's Eve. 
Among those registered are the following: 

S. G. Wight, Riverside; G. Henshaw, Riverside; Lieut. Lyle 
S. Lindsay, U. S- A.; Douglas Bronston, Fremont; M. Shenck, 
P. M. S. S. Co.; W. E. Burriss, Merrill Oregon; L. Manheimer 
and wife, Seattle; G. W. Neuls, L. A.; James X O'Brien; Mr. 
and Mrs. A. Scavenna, Ben Lomond; Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ful- 
ton, Antioch; Mrs. J. S. Leeds, Chicago; George Crystal, New- 
ark, N. J. ; S. M. Bullok and wife, Chicago ; R. Young, Floriston, 
Cal.; Thomas Deane, Truckee, Cal.; Mrs. R. Guilliams, Port- 
land; Mrs. Susan Burnham, S. F.; C. Y. Pfontz, Salt Lake; 
Lieut. J. W. McFall and wife, Columbus, Ohio; J. J. Lushberg 
and wife, Dinuba, Cal.; Walter Hickman, S. F. ; H. J. Mc- 
Mahon, Camp Lewis; W. R. Rossbach, Camp Lewis; C. L. 
Johnson, San Luis Obispo; P. H. Adams and wife, Ellensburg, 
Wn. ; H. W. Wager and wife, Ellensburg, Wn. ; L. R. Brewer 
and wife, Marysville; Mrs. A. E. Gilray, Seattle; W. W. Sar- 
gent, Boston; Hugh M. DeWitt, Fort Barry; Mr. and Mrs. F. 
Foote, Jr., Berkeley; Mrs. Agnes Hunt, Chicago; Miss Lillian 
Winter, Chicago; E. L. Krouse, U. S. Navy; Wm. G. Moffatt, 
Los Angeles; Angus Mackey, wife and child, Spokane; J. R. 
Reid and wife, Tacoma; G. McGinn, Tacoma; D. F. Maddox 
and wife, Visalia; J. H. Kuhn, Burlingame; L. H. Gray, San 
Diego; John Nichols, Stockton; Henry Nickok, Stockton; J. A. 
and Wm. Mcllwee, Denver; E. B. Terry, Watsonville; M. E. 
Diehl, Merced ; Norene Gates, Los Angeles ; Mrs. M. S. Gregg, 
Fresno; J. W. McLaughlin, Fresno; A. Degener, City; F. von 
Schroeder (Capt.), Fremont; J. W. Cole, Fremont; M. R. 
Smith. Fremont; Lieut. Douglas Bronston, Fremont; G. W. 
Irwin, New York; C. W. Haynie, U. S. N.; and H. Livermore, 
U. S. N. 



NEW YEAR'S EVE CROWDS THRONG TO 

TECHAU TAVERN. 

Techau Tavern needed rubber walls on New Year's Eve. In 
no other way could it have accommodated the crowds that 
seemed to have decided that here was the one place of all 
others for the proper celebration of the great event. For it was 
a great event this year, with the world at peace and prosperity 
crowding forward and not to be denied. The old cafe was a 
blaze of light and a tumult of music and noise. Everyone was 
happy and bent on proving it. There are no half measures 
when San Francisco starts out to welcome any new year, but 
last Tuesday night put all other celebrations into the discard. 
The Tavern will celebrate 1920 in new quarters, but it will have 
to go some to equal the joyous celebration of this year. 



HIS GODMOTHER. 

He fancied from her letters 

She was young and slim and fair. 
All honey-dew and roses, 

With a wealth of silken hair. 
He ate her chocolates, feeling 

Every bonbon was a kiss, 
And wore the socks she sent him 

With ecstatic thrills of bliss. 

He got a leave of absence 

And he bought a wedding-ring, 
And he hastened to her city 

With his pulses fluttering. 
Alas! She weighed two hundred, 

And her locks were streaked with gray, 
And that too-confident soldier 

Is unmarried to this day ! 

The Recruit. 



THE SKY-SCRAPER. 

Some I killed in the caisson, 

And some I dared to their fall ; 
One to each floor was the toll I took — 

There were twenty-odd in all. 

Crippled, crushed, or died of the bends 

Ere the last roof -tile was laid — 
But I never passed my dividends, 

And the coupons all are paid. 

Twenty-odd, on the job alone, 

But a score lie stark behind 
Where the shapes for my giant frame were rolled, 

My onyx and bronze were mined. 

Four in each thousand — so they went, 

Shattered, or burned alive; 
But my stock is earning seven per cent. 

And the bonds are paying five. 

The plans came white from the draftsmen, 

And they laid them, fine and fair, 
On a costly desk, while directors sat 

Each in his leather chair. 

Beam and column and pier and base — 

That's where the blood-marks are; 
But the laid mosiac hides the place — 

And my stock brings more than par. 

The stairs are colored marble 

And the panels malachite; 
But watchmen guard on every floor. 

And the lamps burn day and night; 

For if They should come, in dead parade — 

Mangled, formless, burned — 
Could ever another lease be made, 

Or the dividend be earned? 

Charles Buxton Going. 



"Eliza," said the mistress, "please go next door and 

ask them if they will kindly stop playing for a while. Mr. 
Humphrey has a bad headache. But be polite about it — be 
sure to be polite." A minute later Eliza was admitted next 
door. "Misses' compliments," she said, "and she'd be 
obliged if the person tryin' to play an out o' tune pianna 
would dam stockings or something." "But this is our house," 
returned the mistress of it, "and we are not debarred from 
choosing our own amusements." "It's a pity you ain't," 
came from the top steps. "When any one ain't satisfied with 
two hours' pickin' out 'Keep the Home Fires Burnin' ' with 
two fingers on a pianna that ain't reliable, it's high time 
somebody interferred an' told you them fires had got to be 
dampened down a bit And you are lucky that I was told 
to do it polite." — St. Louis Star. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 




OUR RETURNING SOLDIERS 

By Charles F. Adams 




What shall we do with our returning soldiers ? This is a ques- 
tion which is now being quite generally asked. 

No such question should arise, except as to incapacitated sol- 
diers. All others should resume the exact position and exact 
status that they occupied before the war. 

But we understand that this solution is more theoretic than 
practical, that those positions in a great many cases are no 
longer available. 

So far as this condition exists by reason of any employer 
refusing to re-employ one who left to go into the service, the 
remedy is to be found in the formation of a Community Coun- 
cil to compel justice to be done to returning soldiers. 

It is the patriotic duty of every employer to discharge those 
who have taken the places of soldiers, let them go back to the 
positions they previously occupied, and not profit at the ex- 
pense of the man who has risked his life for his country. 

The most despicable profiteer, the greatest promoter of Bol- 
shevikism and the worst enemy to this country today is the em- 
ployer who has substituted women, or other help, in the place 
of the men in the service and who intends to retain them be- 
cause they are cheaper. It was a patriotic duty for the em- 
ployer to obtain women, or other help, in order to release men 
for military services. But now that the war is over, it is his 
duty to reinstate his former employee. Otherwise he is under- 
mining the morale of this country, and who can do this and be 
worthy of citizenship. 

We have no complaint against the women. They have done 
nobly. Without their great co-operation the war could not have 
been won. They were even more patriotic than the average 
man who remained at home. They suffered pangs of mental 
anguish, which men are incapable of, and they have worked 
with a patriotic enthusiasm rarely equalled among the men. 
But when it comes to women or men retaining the positions 
of those serving their country — they are wrong — we feel that 
they should and so far as the' women are concerned, we feel 
that they will voluntarily relinquish to the returning soldiers 
the positions they formerly occupied. 

So far as the incapacitated soldiers and those whose posi- 
tions were wiped out by the war are concerned, there should 
be an organized systematic effort made to find suitable posi- 
tions for them. 

The Solution. 

The San Francisco Red Cross reports that there are an aver- 
age of from forty to fifty returning soldiers a day that report 
for employment and cannot get it. The situation is becoming, 
and will become more serious. The Red Cross has undertaken 
to find employment for these men. The spirit of the Red Cross 
is beyond words of praise. Its employment department should 
be given the support of every patriotic employer. 

But something more than this is necessary. A census should 
be taken of every returning company, giving the names and ad- 
dresses of every soldier, the name and address of his former 
employer, the position that he occupied and the salary that he 
received. This information should be card indexed and a com- 
mittee of patriotic citizens should check up every employer to 
see whether he has re-employed his former employee, and if 
not, why not. 

This work cannot be done by the soldiers themselves, nor 
upon the complaint of a few. No soldier could afford to accept 
employment upon such conditions. The work must be done gen- 
erally in order to have proper results. 

If a list were published monthly by a Patriotic Committee 
whose fairness would be above question of the names of those 
employers refusing to re-employ discharged soldiers — this con- 
dition would be speedily remedied. 

Another plan which for awhile might be tried, would be for 
the newspapers to publish the names of all corporations, firms, 
and individuals re-employing discharged soldiers; publishing 



only those which proved to be 100 per cent American — put 
them upon a roll of honor — support them, give public recogni- 
tion to their patriotic service; in this way the less patriotic con- 
cerns can be shamed into being American. 

The State Council of Defense has announced the formation 
of Community Councils throughout the State, and has pre- 
scribed that one of its principal duties shall be to look out for 
returning soldiers. 

The checking up plan, suggested in this article, can very 
easily be carried out by and through such Community Councils 
in small communities, but in large cities like San Francisco, 
the Community Councils will have to be under the general 
supervision of a general executive committee. 

Over six months ago the writer of this article wrote a letter to 
the County Council of Defense asking for authority to organize 
a General Committee upon War Service Co-operation to con- 
sist of delegates from all classes of clubs and associations, to 
jointly co-operate in supporting, not some, but all war service 
activities. The Council decided that such a large Committee 
would be unwieldy and declined to approve the plan. 

Subsequently the plan was taken up with the State Council 
of Defense and the matter was taken under advisement. 

Something must be done and done immediately in the way of 
carrying forward the work of reconstruction in an organized 
systematic manner and of maintaining the morale that has been 
established. 

Too often the responsibility for work of this character is 
placed in the hands of men who fill the job, but who are not 
possessed of sufficient breadth of vision to do the effective 
work which the opportunities afford. 

If we neglect to take care of our returning soldiers, how can 
we expect, in case of another emergency— which God forbid — 
that we shall receive the same whole-hearted support which 
has given us the Victory and Peace which we now enjoy? 



SOME GEMS RECEIVED BY WAR RISK BUREAU 

The Federal War Risk Bureau receives some interesting and 
amusing correspondence in handling the Government insurance 
for soldiers and sailors. One writer declares that "I am pleat- 
ing for a little more time," and another addresses the Bureau 
thus: "Burueau of War Risks Insurance — Dr. Mr. Risk." One 
woman informs the official, "I am his wife and only air," while 
still another writes: "You ask for my allotment number. I 
have four boys and two girls." In filling out that part of a 
blank demanding relationship to the insured, one applicant 
wrote: "Just a mere aunt and a few cousins." And an indica- 
tion that some new-born Americans are after insurance is shown 
when one says: "I received by Ins Polish and have since moved 
my postoffice." One kind old lady explained a long illness by 
writing that "I have been in bed thirteen years with one doctor, 
and I intend to try another," and one anxious applicant request- 
ed: "Please send me a wife's form." Some of the other epis- 
tolary gems follow: 

"I am writing to you to know why I have never received my 
elopement." 

"I aint got no money since my boy went sailing over the top." 

"You have changed my little boy to a little girl. Will it make 
any difference?" 

"I am returning the check. Mr. and I have been 

living together for three years. I am not his wife. We are just 
close friends." 

"I have a baby born August 22nd. What action shall I take 
regarding same?" 

"This is to notify your department that on the 7th of Septem- 
ber, 1918, there was born to me, the undersigned, wife of Nick 
Compana, No. S 4124623, Company K an enlisted man." 

"Dear Mr. President and Uncle Sam: My mother is dead 
on both sides." 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips" 



By Archer C. Palmer 



In speaking of the "Faith" we thought the term "colossal 
concrete cargo carrier" rather neat, but a New York engineer- 
ing journal says she is a "mammoth modern monolithic ma- 
riner." You can take your choice, but to us hereafter she's 
just a plain stone boat. All of which has nothing whatever to 
do with the last stunt the "Faith" has used to break into print 
again. 

As you probably know this largest ship ever to be built out 
of sidewalk material was launched at Redwood, California, on 
the 14th of last March. She was put together in 44 days and 
a great many people expected to see her sink like, the rock that 
she was when she hit the water. When she floated and even 
when she steamed about the Bay later on her trial trip, making 
better than ten knots an hour with scarcely any vibration at all, 
looking like a staunch and trustworthy ocean-going vessel in 
every line, even then those who had said that "it couldn't be 
done" were not convinced. 

Or if they were, they would not admit it, and predicted that 
she would develop weakness from the strain of the heavy seas, 
or that the salt water would soon start incipient disintegration 
of her reinforcing, which is a hard thing to say about any boat, 
and especially "Miss Faith" who has, according to her master, 
a very sensitive and responsive nature in spite of her cold and 
adamantine appearance. 

Like all true pioneers the "Faith" settled down to prove her 
position and make the way easier for those of her kind who 
would follow. She loaded 4300 tons of salt and cleared for Van- 
couver, B. C. She withstood an exceptionally rough trip with- 
out apparent effort and arriving "all well' exchanged the saline 
cargo for one of lumber, and set out for a Chilean port. From 
there she carried a cargo of nitrates to Cuba, where she was 
next loaded with sugar for New York. 

After six months of steady sea service without mishap of any 
kind one would think that she had earned the right to be ac- 
cepted for what she seemed to be and accorded the respect due 
her as the worthy ancestor of the future concrete plan. But no 
such welcome awaited her in the Eastern metropolis. A body 
of very learned men, marine engineers, shipbuilders and con- 
crete experts were, at the moment of her arrival, engaged in a 
heated controversy over the ability of such material to with- 
stand the ravages of the elements for any length of time. One 
faction argued that the vessels were dangerous for the reason 
that deterioration of the frame-work would not be visible nor 
the resulting weakness of the hull noted until the ship went to 
pieces in a storm. 

"This is the time," said Miss Faith, "to convince these 
skeptics beyond the vestige of a doubt that I have not broker, 
trust with my builder nor been untrue to the confidence of my 
master and crew." Forthwith she swung boldly out into North 
river and allowed the prow of a pestiferious little tug to inflict 
an ugly wound in her side. "Now," she sighed," as she settled 
back to her moorings. "We shall see what we shall see." 

The specialists, one hundred of them, came aboard and ex- 
amined the wound with great care, and this is what they found. 
The reinforcing that lay closest to the outer surface of the hull 
was in just as good condition as that near the inner surface and 
all was as sound and strong as the day it was placed. The ship 
was in excellent condition throughout and the closest scrutiny 
failed to disclose any evidence of checks or spalls to substan- 
tiate the claims of the doubters. The transverse and longi- 
tudinal strength and elasticity of the vessel has been thoroughly 
proven by the months of hard service she has seen. There has 
been no leakage, and absolutely no structural weakness of any 
kind has developed. That the ship was an unqualified success 
was freely admitted by all who examined her. 

After being repaired the "Faith" loaded a cargo of general 
freight for this port, and is returning via the Panama Canal, 
triumphant over her complete vindication. 

But the "Faith" is already out of date, concrete men tell us, 



being too slow and too clumsily built. As an experiment or test 
ship to prove the merits of the material she has served admir- 
ably, but so quickly do men learn and act in these days, many 
important improvements now being used in the construction of 
concrete ships make her appear very crude and bungling. 

A fleet of monster stone ships equalling or perhaps surpass- 
ing the Leviathan in size and equipped with powerful motors 
that will drive them vibrationless through the water at a speed 
greater than any yet obtained from vessels of that size is the 
dream of the concrete constructionists. 

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The Electrical Welding Committee of the Emergency Fleet 
Corporation has recommended that a 9,500-ton rivetless steel 
ship be built to demonstrate the practicability of this new 
method of construction. 

One argument in favor of the welding process is that the 
weight of the rivets would be dispensed with and this is not 
such a small matter as it seems, since the rivets in a 9,500-ton 
ship weigh 500 tons. It means that such a vessel would have 
an added cargo capacity of just that tonnage. 

It is also claimed that both the time required to build and the 
cost of a steel boat can be reduced 25 per cent by welding. The 
delay occasioned by fitting the steel plates so that the rivet 
holes will match is said to be considerable and this would be 
avoided, as would the time spent in drilling the holes. 

Vessels turned out in this manner have proven successful and 
the proposition is by no means an experiment except as applied 
to the larger ships. Last June, England launched a 250-ton 
welded barge, which has since been in the trans-channel serv- 
ice continually, without showing any defects. 

England and America both lay claim to the honor of having 
been the first to build a boat of this type, but we seem to have 
the better of the argument, as an Ohio steel company launched 
a 60-foot welded tug several years ago. This boat is still doing 
satisfactory work on the Great Lakes. 

In the test ship to be built it is planned to weld three-fourths 
of the hull and rivet the balance so that a comparison of 
strength can be made. 

• • • 

According to Edward N. Hurley, several modern refrigerat- 
ing ships are to be built and operated on the Pacific Caast 
by the United States Shipping Board. This will be welcome 
news to California's fruit growers, who will be afforded the 
opportunity to share in the big export program that promises to 
bring unsurpassed wealth to the producers of this country. And 
especially to the orange men who produced the biggest crop 
ever grown in the State during the past season. 

• • • 

The news that Britain's "Bulldogs of the Sea" may steam into 
San Francisco Bay in the near future, sets one athrill with mem- 
ories of the heroic achievements of this master of the seas that 
has carried civilization to the far corners of the earth. Civiliza- 
tion that has perhaps been mixed at times with the alloy of com- 
mercialism and conquest, but which has nevertheless been the 
greatest single factor for advancement that the world has ever 
known. 

• • • 

American shipyards turned out 1814 vessels during the year 
ending November 30th. These ships totaled 2,560,503 gross 
tons, and 437 of them having a gross tonnage of 1.771.50G were 
sea-going steel steamers. And yet the Government shipping 
men tell us that the work is only just begun and that our pres- 
ent program calls for three times this tonnage. 

• • • 

The recent action of the United States Shipping Board in 
giving orders that no more crews be assigned to wooden ves- 
sels is still unexplained, except on the theory that the wooden 
ships are to be chartered to private shipping concerns in prefer- 
ence to the commission basis heretofore in vogue. 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

LEVY-KNOX. — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Levy announce the engagement of 

their daughter, Miss Juliet Levy, to Maurice H. Knox of this city. 

WEDDINGS. 

BRUGUIERE- HEWLETT. — San Francisco friends have received cards 
announcing the marriage in New York of Mrs. Marian Andrews 
Bruguiere to Peter Cooper Hewlett, who belongs to one of the best- 
known families in New York. 

LA ZANSKY-WTNE. — The marriage is announced of Mrs. Louise Hunter 
La Zansky and Sidney Mezes Wyne. 

PAGE- ARMSTRONG. — A cablegram from Prance, received here a few 
days ago, imparted the interesting news of the marriage of Miss 
Leslie Page, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Page of this 
city and San Rafael, to Lieutenant Donald W. Armstrong, of the 
United States Aviation Corps. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BACON. — Mrs. Roger Bacon was hostess at a luncheon at the Palace 
Hotel in hono- of Miss Melba Mesling of Los Angeles, who is visiting 
Miss Muriel Boxton. 

BOXTON. — Miss Muriel Boxton entertained at a luncheon at the Palace 
last week in honor of Miss Melba Melsing. 

JACKLING. — A group of intimate friends were guests at luncheon last 
Friday of Mrs. D. C. Jackling who entertained at the St. Francis In 
honor of Mrs, Frank Preston, who is spending several weeks in San 
Francisco. 

LENT. — Miss Frances Lent entertained a group of the younger girls with 
an informal luncheon party at the Ftancisca Club Saturday afternoon. 

PROCTOR. — Among the luncheon hostesses at the Palace on Tuesday was 
Mrs. John W. Proctor who entertained Misses Fannie and Lillian 
Martin and Miss Helen Hambly. 

ROTHSCHILD. — Mrs. Max Rothschild was hostess at an informal lunch- 
eon to a few of her golfing friends on Thursday at the Burlingame 
Country Club. 

SMITH. — Miss Cordelia Smith was luncheon hostess at a charming gath- 
ering at the Palace last Friday afternoon. 

STOTT.— Mrs. Relda Ford Stott was hostess at an informal luncheon 
party at the Palace early in the week. 

SUTRO. — Last Friday Major and Mrs. Norrls were luncheon guests of 
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sutro at the Palace. 

DINNERS. 

BARRETT. — The members of the younger set enjoyed a delightful din- 
ner party, followed by a dance last week, the affair being given by 
the Misses Gertrude and Irene Barrett at their home on Jackson 
street. 

BEADLE. — Alexander Beadle entertained with a small informal dinner 
party at the Palace Saturday night. 

CARRIGAN. — Miss Janes Carrigan entertained a number of her young 
friends with a dinner party at her home last Saturday evening. 

DERBY. — Mrs. Richard Derby and Mrs. Colin Nichol gave a New Year's 
Eve dinner in their apartment at California and Powell streets, 
going later with their guests to the St. Francis for supper. 

HOPKINS. — Mrs. Samuel Hopkins gave a dinner party Monday evening 
in honor of Lieutenant and Mrs. Lloyd Schultz, who are here from 
the South on a fortnight's visit. 

MORRISON. — General and Mrs. John F. Morrison gave a dinner last Fri- 
day in one of the private dining rooms of the Fairmont Hotel. 

C'SULLIVAN. — On Monday evening Mrs. Dennis O'Sullivan gave a small 
but unusually Interesting dinner for Major and Mrs. Norris. 

TEAS. 

HAGAR. — Mrs. Ethel Hagar gave a New Year's tea on Wednesday after- 
noon. 

HEWITT. — Mrs. Dixwell Hewitt gave a tea at her home on Thursday 
as a welcome to Mrs. James Parker (Julia Langhorne), who is here 
as the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Potter Langhorne. 

LIGGETT.— Mrs. Hunter Liggett entertained at a delightful theatre party 
Friday, followed by tea at the St. Francis Hotel. 

MASTEN.— Miss Kathryn Masten entertained members of the sub- 
debutante set, with which she Is identified, with a pretty tea at her 
home Monday. 

LEONARD.— Dr. and Mrs. Alexander T. Leonard gave a tea at their 
home recently in honor of their daughter. Miss Anita Leonard, and 
her school friends. 

PHELAN.— Last Saturday afternoon Miss Mary Phelan gave a tea in 
honor of Mrs. Norris at her home on Washington street. 

Z EI LE.— Saturday afternoon Mrs. Frederick Zeile entertained In Miss 
Melba Meling's honor with a tea at the Palace Hotel. 
SUPPERS. 

FIFE.— Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Fife entertained at supper at the Fairmont 
on New Year's Eve. 

JACKLING.— Mr. and Mrs. D C. Jackling entertained a dozen friends at 
supper at the St. Francis New Year's Eve. 

PIPPY.— Col. and Mrs. Geo. H. Pippy entertained at supper on New Year's 
Eve at the Palace. 

STANTON.— Mr. and Mrs. Stanton entertained at the Palace on New 
Year's Eve with a supper. 

SCOTT.— Mr and Mrs. Henry T. Scott entertained at supper at the St. 
Francis on New Year's Eve. 




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CHRISTENING. 

PILLSBURY. — The little son of Colonel and Mrs. George Pillsbury was 
christened on Christmas Day at St. Luke's Church and afterward 
there was a big tree and party for the families present at the cere- 
mony. 

RECEPTIONS. 

GROSJEAN. — The home of C. E. Grosjean on Francisco street was the 
scene of a charming New Year's reception. Four generations of the 
family of Mme. Grosjean were present at this reception. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained informally New Year's Day 
at her home In Broadway. 

WILLIAMS.— One of the prettiest of the informal receptions of New 
Year's Afternoon was given by Miss Margaret Williams at her home 
on Pacific Avenue. 

DANCES. 

McNEAR. — A dance for Miss Smith and Commander Montgomery was 
given last week by Mr. and Mrs. George W. McNear at their home 
on Jackson street, where a score of guests were entertained inform- 
ally. 

NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Newhall gave a dance last Saturday 
evening at their home in Burlingame for their son, George Aimer 
Newhall, Jr. 

WOOD. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Austin Wood gave an informal dance at 
their home on Presidio avenue last week, entertaining a number of 
their own and their children's friends. 
PARTIES. 

CROCKETT. — Members of the Burlingame set gathered at an eggnog 
party given New Year's Afternoon by Mrs. Joseph B. Crockett at 
"Croaknot," her home in Burlingame. 

HOPKINS.— In honor of the fourth birthday of her little son. Samuel Hop- 
kins, Jr., Mrs. Samuel Hopkins entertained a group of children at the 
Fairmont Monday afternoon. 

McGRATH. — Mr. and Mrs. Justin McGrath were hosts at a delightful 
neighborhood party and house warming Friday night at their home 
on Clay street. 

MEYERSTEIN.— Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Meyersteln were hosts at a delight- 
ful gathering at their home on Octavia street Friday night. The party 
was arranged in honor of the hostess' sister. Miss Grace La Rue. 

NIGHTINGALE.— Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nightingale were host and hostess 
to a large party of friends at a dinner In Rainbow Lane at the Fair- 
mont Hotel Saturday evening. 

PRINGLE. — Miss Frances Pringle gave a fancy dress party New Year's 
Eve to the younger set. 

ARRIVALS. 

BAKER. — Lieutenant George Baker arrived Thursday from France and 
joined Mrs. Baker at the home of her mother Mrs. Thomas Watson 
Cushing, in Piedmont 

BERESFORD. — Mr. and Mrs. George Beresford arrived from New York 
on Christmas Day and will make their home in San Francisco for 
the present, 

BISHOP. — Mr. and Mrs. Faxon Bishop of Honolulu have arrived in San 
Francisco and are guests at the Palace Hotel. 

CLINE. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Cline the parents of Mr. Alan Cline 
of this city, have arrived here from St. Louis, accompanied by Mr. 
and Mrs. Gerald Harney and Miss Geraldine Harney, and have taken 
an apartment on Pacific avenue for an indefinite stay 

DIBBLES. — Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dibblee of Ross will move to town on 
Monday, where they will occupy the home of Mrs. Charles Plum for 
the remainder of the winter. 

HOWARD. — Henry Howard of the United States Aviation Corps has re- 
turned to San Francisco from Rockwell Field and is the guest of his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Howard. 

KEYSTON. — Lieutenant Garten L. Keyston has returned from the East 
and is home on a short furlough. 

LA MONTAGNE. — Lieutenant Clinton La Montagne arrived from Camp 
Lee, Va., on Wednesday evening. He will remain with Mrs. La Mon- 
tagne until the termination of his furlough. 

TAYLOR. — Lieutenant Mosely Taylor, the fiance of Miss Emily Pope, 
has arrived in this country from France and will come to California 
in the near future to visit at the George Pope home in Burlingame. 

HEWETT. — Dr. Albion Hewlett, who has been In France for the past 
year, arrived several days ago and joined Mrs. Hewlett at their home 
on Green street. 

WHITE. — Mrs. Ralston White returned this week from New York, where 
she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lawrence Symmes. 

DEPARTURES. 

DEVEREAUX. — Mrs. William Devereaux accompanied Mr. and Mrs. 

Ralph D. Merrill on their departure for the East Thursday. 
JAMES. — Mrs. William James left the city Tuesday after passing some 

time with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Porter, 

at their handsome new home on Russian Hill. 
McCREERY. — Mrs. Richard McCreery is en route to New York to be with 

Mr. McCreery, who is ill at a hospital. 
RICHARDS. — Miss Louise N. Richards, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. 

Richards, of this city, left Tuesday for New York, where she will 

be the guest of Commander and Mrs R. C. Stover. 
VAN ECK. — The Baron and Baroness Jan Carel Van Eck have gone to 

Del Monte, where they will remain for several days. 



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INTIMATIONS. 

ADU3R. — Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adlor have closed their summer home in 
Palo Alto and are at the Clift for the winter. 

BROWN. — Dr. Philip King Brown, who returned to New York from over- 
last week. Is due to arrive In San Francisco early in January. 

BISHOP.— Mr. and Mrs. James Hall Bishop are visitors in San Francisco 
from their ranch at Golet. 

BEALE. — Mrs. John Edward Beale passer her holidays with Mr, and Mrs. 
Edward Carrlngton at their home In Providence, R. I. 

CLAMFBTT.— Lieutenant Robert Clampett is visiting his mother, Mrs. 
Robert W. Clampett. at her home on Clay Street. 

CI. ARK. — Mrs. C. Fred Kohl and several of the French officers who are 
on their way to Siberia were the guests over New Year's at Del 
Monte of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Clark. 

CONRAD. — Mrs. Barnaby Conrad and Miss Gertrude Hunt are in Wash- 
ington, where they are the guests of Mr and Mrs. Frederick Thomp- 
son. 

UALLIBA. — A visitor to San Francisco who will renew friendships of 
other years in France will be William Swift Dalliba, who will arrive 
next week from Santa Barbara. 

ELKINS. — Mr. and Mrs. Felton Elkins, who have passed the early winter 
in San Mateo, will go to Santa Barbara this month for a several 
weeks' stay. 

GRANER. — Mr. and Mrs. Graner, the former of whom is a well-known 
artist of Spain, will be visitors of the week in San Francisco, after 
spending the winter in Southern California. 

GRANT. — Mrs. Joseph D. Grant and Miss Josephine Grant are still in 
New York, where they will remain until the middle of January. 

HUNTER. — Mrs. Kenneth Hume Hunter, whose marriage in Palo Alto 
was one of the fashionable events of a few weeks ago, is passing the 
holiday season with Miss Christine Weatherby at the latter's home 
in Pasadena. 

JACOBSEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jacobsen are guests at the Palace 
from their home in Portland. 

JOSSELYN. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Josselyn passed the holidays with 
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rathbone at their home in Burlingame. 

KOHL. — Mrs C. Frederick Kohl, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs. Gerald 
Rathbone in Burlingame passed New Year's at Del Monte. 

KIERSTED. — Dr. and Mrs. Henry Kiersted have taken apartments at the 
Clift hotel for the winter. 

HAMMON. — Mrs. Edwin B. Harwood and Mrs. Albert E. Edwards of 
Pasadena are the guests of Mrs. A. P. Hammon. 

LANDFIELD. — Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Landfield spent the holidays in 
Washington, where they will remain several weeks longer before re- 
turning to their home in Burlingame. 

LUM. — Mrs. Bert Lum is passing the holiday and week-end at Del Monte. 

LYMAN. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Edmunds Lyman, are visiting the former's 
father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Bothin, in Montecito. 

McKEE. — Ensign Donald McKee, U. S. N., the son of Mrs. John Dempster 
McKee, is enjoying a brief visit in New York. 

McMULLIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Latham McMullin are enjoying a few days' 
visit at Del Monte. 

McNEAR. — George W. McNear, Jr., who came to California with his par- 
ents to recuperate from a severe attack of pneumonia, is visiting at 
the Nickel ranch, near Los Banos. 

MILLER. — Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A. Miller and their daughter. Miss Flora 
Miller, have been entertaining Miss Bernice Lang ton as their guest. 

MOORE. — Mrs. Macondray Moore has been spending a few days as the 
guest of her daughter, Mrs. Alvah Kalme, at her home In MenlO Park. 

PAGE. — Charles Page, the son of Mrs. Charles Page, Sr., of Pacific Ave- 
nue, will go to Washington in a few days to take his place on the 
U. S. Shipping Board. 

PEIXOTTO. — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Peixotto are among those who enter- 
tained guests at the St. Francis New Year's Eve. 

SPERRY. — George Sperry is planning lo go abroad early in the New 
Year and will visit his sister. Princess Poniatowski, at the latter's 
home in Paris. 

SPROULE. — Mr. and Mrs. William Sproule arc moving into their new 
home on Sacramento street. 

ST. GOAR. — Miss Helen St. Goar is going south in a day or two to pass 
several weeks resting In the country. 

STILLMAN*. — Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Stlllman are exepcted home next week 
after a six months' absence. Dr. Stlllman arrived In New York from 
France In time to spend Christmas with Mrs. Stlllman. 

swiNXKirrox.— Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Swinerton and Mrs. a. P, flouting 
Bpent the holidays a1 the Hbtaltng ranch at San Ansalmo, and will 
not return until next week to their home on Franklin ■treat 



There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go. especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




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ALCAZAR 

THE HOUSE OF HAPPINESS 

THIS WEEK- The Winning "PAIR OF SIXES" 

ONE WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY MATINEE. JANUARY 5 

NEW ALCAZAR COMPANY 

WITH BELLE BENNETT AS VICTORIA 
AND HENRY SHUMER AS GRUMPY 
In the Fascinating Comedy of Romance and Mystery 

" G R U M P Y " 

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Week beginning THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MATINEE EVEKY 
DAY. 

A STUPENDOUS BILL— EVERY ACT NEW 

GUS EDWARDS' ANNUAL SONG REVUE introducing OLG A COOK and a 
Company of Thirty in "The Fountain of Youth:" GEORGE LE MAIRE 
assisted by Clay Crouch in their laughing success " The New Physician:" 
"RUBEVILLE" a melange of Rural Mirth and Melody featuring Harry B. 
Watson and James Carney: Mr. LEO BEERS Vaudeville's Distinctive Enter- 
tainer; "FOUR BUTTERCUPS" A Novelty Surprise;" HEARST WEEKLY; 
SARAH PADDEN in "The Eternal Barrier." The Supreme Novelty Playlet 
of the Season. 

Evening Prices — 10c. 25c. 50c. 75c. $1.00: Matinee Prices— (Except Saturday) 
Sundays and Holidays) 10c. 25c. 50c. 



Columbia Theatre 



The Leading Playhouse 
Geary and Mason Sts. 
Phone Franklin 150 



Two Weeks Beginning Monday. January 6th 
William Morris presents 

JULIAN ELTINGE 
and a NOTABLE COMPANY OF STAGE ARTISTS 
Matinees Wednesdays and Saturday 
Prices all performances 50c to $1.50. 

3rd SUNDAY SYMPHONY 
CONCERT 
CURRAN THEATRE 
f>n plirrTPfl BUR. AFT. JAN. ... at S:80 Sharp 

- **"5*»"lt« ■ rCA\ Soloist- HORACE BR1TT. 

AinuotftMn Conductor. vioionwiu., 

PROGRAM— Sibelius. Symphony No. 1. E Minor: Ernest Bloch " Schelomo." 
(Horace Britt': Beethoven. Overture. "lienor*." No, ::. 
PRICES— Sunday. 500.75o.tl .">: boi and logeseatsll.Sn. Tickets at Sherman, 
(lay A Co .'» ox<-eot concert day: at theatre on concert day only. 
N8XT— Sunday. January l.'th. ;lrd " POP " Concert. 




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January 4, 1919 




PL/E/ASURiE/'S 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Columbia Presents "Have A Heart." 

San Francisco has rang out the old year and brought in 
the new one with much merry, theatrical entertainment. 
At the Columbia the Savage musical comedy thrills its 
tuneful way across the bridge that divides the old year 
from the new. 

Better musical comedies we have had — but "Have A 
Heart" is plenty good enough for any but the most jaun- 
diced theatre-goer who takes along his worst disposition 

to the theatre. 

* * * 

Alcazar Revives "A Pair of Sixes." 

The stock company at the Alcazar is once more set- 
ting a standard for visiting companies. The farce which 
at present is rocking the house with mirth has never 
been better presented by a company of theatrical burglars 
intent upon extracting more coin from an innocent public 
than the performance is worth. 

For half the price the Alcazar usually gives twice as 
good a performance as most alleged "all star" aggrega- 
tions. This does not imply that the productions are flaw- 
less — but they are certainly of high enough merit to 
withstand the acid test of dead heads ! When those who 
have not paid the price of admission condescend to praise, 
then greater flattery hath no man! 

There have been better stock companies at the Alcazar 
than the Thurston Hall-Belle Bennett aggregation. But 
no company has been happier in its selection of plays — 
every one of those presented so far this season ringing 
the bell of success. 

"A Pair of Sixes" is merry nonsense, strung on a thin 
wire of reality, but no one minds. Two partners reach 
the end of their patience with each other and settle their 
difficulties over a game of poker. The lucky one draws 
a pair of sixes and gets the sole control of the business for 
a year, the other one demoted to act as his butler for that 
period. 

Thurston Hall makes much of the part of the partner 
thus ordained to butle and grow side whiskers. Tom Chat- 
terton as the lucky member of the firm does excellent 
comedy work. Belle Bennett has a role which gives her 
just a modicum of opportunity. A word to Miss Bennett — 
meant in all kindness. She should not smear honey so 
thick in her voice. Saccharine enunciation has been known 
to pall on the most hardened palates! 

Mattie Hyde, as the English housemaid, deserves 
special mention for a piece of character work that is so 
realistic that anyone with a scientific prepossession would long 
to give her the "Binet" test to see whether it is really acting or 
natural abnormality. It is a ripping bit of work. 

The rest of the cast is admirable and the farce is a happy 
selection for the holiday season. 




The Orpheum Headliners. 

The Orpheum is largely illuminated by the headliners of last 
week — and as the audiences did not get enough of them then, 
they are all given wide welcome this week. 

Hobart Bosworth and his company in Jack London's "The 
Sea Wolf"; Grace La Rue, the Sartorial singer; Bert Fitzgib- 
bon, and the Courtney Sisters, are the performers who have 
been retained to lend their brilliance, dash, variety and in the 
case of Bosworth, thrills and chills, to the bill. 

On the new list is John Swor and West Avey who do a really 
funny blackface act, with many dips and spurs and angles all 
their own, that do not belong to the ubiquitous blackface act. 
The stunt is cast in a quiet key — the monologue card game in 
the beginning moving the audience to a riot of mirth. 

George Herman has an acrobatic novelty that is well re- 
ceived. The Ruby Ray is a stupid farce better acted by Paul 
Decker, Faye Cusick, Helen Vallelly, and Marie Pavey, than 
the lines or plot deserves. 



Sarah Padden, Who Will Present "The Eternal Barrier," Next 
Week at the Orpheum. 

The Littlejohns open the show with a bejewelled Indian Club 
act that is more dazzling than anyone could have believed such 
a stunt could be. 

Altogether it is an excellent holiday show. 
• • • 

Repetition of Ernest Block's "Schelomo." 

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's concert of Sun- 
day afternoon, January 5, at the Curran Theatre, will include 
a repetition of Ernest Bloch's Hebrew rhapsody for violoncello 
and full orchestra, "Schelomo," which fully created the pro- 
found impression anticipated by Conductor Alfred Hertz when 
given its first performance in this city at the Friday concert. 

Horace Britt, the brilliant violoncellist of the orchestra, quite 
distinguished himself in the difficult solo part and will be heard 
again on Sunday. 

Sibelius' masterful First Symphony in four movements, and 
Beethoven's "Lenore" overture, No. 3, will complete the Sun- 
day event, as magnificent a program as Hertz will have to offer 
this season. It should be remembered that while the Sunday 
symphony programs are identical with those performed on Fri- 
days, the prices are materially reduced. 

On Sunday afternoon, January 12, Hertz will offer another of 
his happy programs of music that is "light but not trivial" for 
the third "pop" event of the season. The most eloquent testi- 



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mony as to the favor in which the Hertz "pop" concerts are 
held by local music-lovers lies in the fact that the capacity of 
the Curran Theatre, large as it is, was incapable of holding the 
crowds attracted at the two "pop" concerts of the new season 
already given. Those contemplating attendance at the coming 
concert are urged to make their ticket reservations at once at 
Sherman, Clay & Co.'s box office, and avoid the disappoint- 
ment of not being able to secure seats at the last moment. 

This is the delightful program contrived by Hertz for the 
third "pop": 

Overture, "Zampa — Herold; "Valse Triste" — Sibelius; 
"Scenes Pittoresques" — Massenet; Overture, "The Fleder- 
maus" (The Bat) — Joh. Strauss; (a) "Solvejg's Song"; 
(b) "Wedding Procession" — Grieg; (a) "Serenade" — Saint- 
Saens; (b) "Loin du bal" — Gillet; "The Preludes" — Liszt. 

• * • 
Palace of Fine Arts. 

One of the most interesting and significant "one-man" exhi- 
bitions held in the Palace of Fine Arts for some time was 
opened by Director Laurvik Sunday afternoon, December 29th, 
at three o'clock, when the collection of designs and studies for 
mural paintings by Mme. Theodosia Durand was opened to 
the public. The exhibition has been installed in two galleries 
off the right of the rotunda, reached through what was the 
Chase room during the Exposition. Mme. Durand, who left 
San Francisco last fall to become the director of the Fine Arts 
Department of the University of Washington, came down from 
Seattle to be present at the opening. 

One gallery is filled almost entirely with cartoons and color 
studies for her decorations personifying the "Four Seasons," 
which were recently installed in the Woodland Court House. 
This series of studies reveals in a most interesting manner the 
genesis and development of the ideas underlying the beautiful 
allegories of the Seasons from their first conception to their final 
completion. The exhibition as a whole shows a mastery of 
drawing and composition and an intelligent understanding of 
the fundamental needs of mural painting that is as welcome as 
it is rare. In principle, her work expresses some of those great 
traditions of mural painting practiced by Giotto, so eloquently 
revived by Puvis de Chevannes, with whose collaborator, Alex- 
ander Seon, Madame Durand studied for many years in Paris. 

Several paintings in this collection are souvenirs of her pro- 
longed sojourns in Egypt and Pompeii, whither she went to 
study the technique of mural painting as practiced by the an- 
cients. The results of these sojourns have been expressed in 
a number of designs painted on cement in the primitive man- 
ner of the ancient Egyptians and Pompeians. 

The color schemes for stained glass windows and tapestries 
exhibited here show the artist to be possessed of a highly ac- 
complished sense of decorative design. 

The exhibition will continue in the Palace of Fine Arts for 
one month, after which it will be exhibited in other cities. 

• * * 

Alcazar Theatre. — Next week, commencing with Sunday's 
matinee, will be given the first stock presentation here of 
"Grumpy," through special arrangement with Cyril Maude, who 
played it with enormous acclaim for hundreds of nights in Eng- 
land, America and Australia. "Grumpy" blends suspensive 
mystery and ardent young romance, with rare types of eccen- 
tric characterization. It is a comedy of laughter and thrills. 
Henry Shumer has his big chance as the loveable, irascible 
octogenerian Grumpy, once the greatest criminal lawyer of all 
England, who is apparently in his dotage, but whose keen in- 
tellect solves the tangled mystery of a daring diamond rob- 
bery. Belle Bennett, as his capricious little ward, has a capital 
part of witchery, coquetry and tenderness. Thomas Charter- 
ton will swing from the trivialities of light comedy to the dra- 
matic intensity of a society crook and all the favorites are hap- 
pily cast. "Daddy Long Legs," and "Nothing But the Truth," 
draw near, with "A Stitch in Time," "Not With My Money," 
"Someone in the House" and other recent New York successes 
that are new to the local stage. 

• • • 

Columbia Theatre. — Miss Cora MacGeachy is one of the 
most gifted of the children of the theatre. She has recently 
provided Julian Eltinge for use as head of the Julian Eltinge 
Company, organized by William Morris, a line of new and 
clever songs including "Polly of the Follies." "The Siren 




I. B. Stoughton Holborn and Avis Dolphin, Whom the Lecturer 

Rescued From the Lusitania Tragedy. Mr. Holborn 

Will Read From His Own Poems at the Fairmont 

Afternoon Tea, Next Thursday. 

Vamp," and "Don't Trust Those Big Grey Eyes." Miss Mc- 
Geachy has also designed the marvelous creations which will 
adorn the adaptable figure of the inimitable imitator of femi- 
nine types. It is said that Miss McGeachy has fitted him with 
songs as well as she has with costumes. Her fame as a modiste 
was firmly established when she was given carte blanche by 
Flo Ziegfeld, and designed the raiment for one of his great 
"Follies" shows. The Eltinge wardrobe cost a sum running 
well into five figures. Among the members of the company are 
such well known artists as Sidney Grant, who has been for sev- 
eral seasons with "So Long Letty," and has an entirely new line 
of material, and will be a most welcome visitor. The Arnaut 
Brothers, Musical Clowns, Dainty Marie, who will be remem- 
bered as one of the principals in several attractions playing 
here, her last being with "What Next." Cleo Gascoigne, the 
diminutive Prima Donna, last season with Harry Lauder, in a 
new selection of both popular and operatic numbers, the Danc- 
ing Lavars, and others of equal note. Mr. Eltinge's new vehicle 
was suggested by himself and written by Miss June Mathis, 
staged under the direction of Fred Niblo, and has in the cast, 
Marjorie Bennett, Velma Whitman, Arthur Shirly and a 
selected company, with a special set from the design of Erte, 
of Paris, France. The performance is calculated to extend the 
reputation of even William Morris, as a purveyor of high class 
attractions, opening at the Columbia Theatre on Monday even- 
ing, January 6th. 

• • • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will be a re- 
markable one, for every act in it will be entirely new. Sarah 
Padden, one of the greatest artists that have lent distinction 
to the vaudeville stage, will be a special feature of this wonder- 
ful program. She will present "The Eternal Barrier," a one- 
act play with but one character which enables Miss Padden to 
give a performance that is simply superb. Gus Edwards' An- 
nual Song Revue "The Fountain of Youth," in eight spouts, will 
introduce Olga Cook, a young prima donna of whom reports 



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January 4, 1919 



speak highly. Others in the cast are Marie Villani, the Neap- 
olitan Tenor; Bruce Morgan, Marguerite Dana and Helen 
Coyne. There are two dozen chorus girls who are described 
as typical Edwards "Beauties." There is also a male sextette. 
George La Maire for the past eleven years one of America's 
best and most popular blackface comedians, will with the aid 
of Clay Crouch, present their latest comedy hit "The New 
Physician." "Rubeville," a melange of rural mirth and melody, 
will be presented by a capable company of comedians, the chief 



of whom are Harry B. Watson and James Carney. Leo Beers 
has established himself as a great favorite. His crisp stories 
little songs, skill at the piano, and striking individuality never 
fail to secure for him a cordial welcome. Four Buttercups, ap- 
propriately styled "A Novelty Surprise," is interpreted by Vir- 
ginia Daley, Mayme La Rue, Helen Hammond and Gertrude 
Moody. The latest series of the Hearst Weekly Motion Pic- 
tures will conclude one of the best bills ever offered in vaude- 
ville. 



Italy Protects Her People From Hapsburg Plot. 



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The map shows the natural, geo- 
graphical and historical boundaries of 
Italy. They coincide with the boun- 
daries of the redeemed provinces which 
the Treaty of London would restore to 
Italy pursuant to the principle of na- 
tionality and self-determination of peo- 
ples which inust furnish the basis for 
the new readjustment of Europe. 

As is seen, Italy is not inspired by 
any imperialistic purpose. Italy, which 
has sacrificed more than 2.000,000 men 
in the war to free the smaller peoples 
oppressed by Austria, cannot and 
should not he expected to renounce its 
territorial integrity or the liberation of 
all persons of Italian blood from the 
stranger's yoke. 

Neither should Italy consent to the 
substitution of another foreign yoke 
for that of Austria; or that the coun- 
tries which are Italian in race and his- 
tory, and are inhabited by Italians, 
should be absorbed by a nationality 
which does not exist, which has no 
unity of history or of religion, and 
which was invented by Austria to ab- 
sorb the triples movement of the Croats, 
Slovenes and Serbs and to insure to its 
own undisputed control of the Adriatic 
Sea. 

Studying the map attentively it will 
be seen at once that contrary to the un- 
truths asserted by the industrious 



propagandists, Italy does not deny ac- 
cess to the Sea to any people living east 
of the Doric Alps. Instead it volun- 
tarily gives up Italian countries in or- 
der to afford the people beginning a 
new existence access to the sea through 
ports under their own exclusive juris- 
diction. The Italian character of these 
places leaves no room for doubt since 
it has been recognized by the highest 
enemy authorities on history and geog- 
raphy. 

From these points of view the Treaty 
of London does not appear to reflect 
a selfish purpose on the part of Italy, 
but rather discloses a noble renuncia- 
tion on the part of Italy in favor of the 
Slavs of the South, many groups of 
which, and especially the Croats and 
Slovenes, did not follow the example 
of the Czechoslovaks wJto took up 
arms in the cause of the entente. In- 
stead th ey fough t under th e flag of 
Austria of which they proved to be the 
stanch est support and most ferocious 
defenders. Thus last August, when 
their defeat became apparent, they 
gathered in congress at I.aybach in an 
attempt to lay the foundations for a 
great central Jugo-Slav state under 
the dominion of the Hapsburgs. 

By the Treaty of London in other 
words, Italy lias restricted its own 
programme voluntarily and modified 



its aspirations over countries which 
should constitute the bulwark of its 
future Alpine and coastal defences in 
order to permit the free developmtnt 
of the activities of its people, comprised 
in a peace programme to which every 
idea of imperialism is a stranger. 

Even with this arrangement the bal- 
ance of power in the Adriatic will not 
be disturbed. The peoples or the people 
which will be formed on the opposite 
shore will have a coast line not inferior 
in length or importance to that of Italy. 
Their riglit to the sea is strongly rec- 
ognized, and this recognition is made 
more significant by Italy's voluntary 
renunciation of ciites and territories 
purely Italian. 

Contrary to what Italy is represented 
by its enemies that country has never 
opposed the policy of nationalities and 
the free self-determination of peoples. 
The policy enunciated by President Wit- 
son was the policy followed by the 
Italian government before America en- 
tered the strangle. It was the policy of 
Italy which determined the Treaty of 
London. On strength of these ideals, 
even today after the war has bem icon, 
after Italy, all unaided, has laid the 
A ustrian colossus low, it h as not 
changed its programme. Italians want 
no change in the Treaty of London for 
their benefit or injury. 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



15 




"If you don't marry me I'll blow in my entire fortune." 

"I'll be a sister to you while you are doing that." 

She. — Have you spoken to father yet ? He. — Yes — er — 

I said, "Good evening," when I passed him in the hall. 

"What we need is individual drinking cups." "What's 

the good of individual drinking cups with nothing to drink." — 
Kansas City Journal. 

Kaiser. — What account are my brave troops giving of 

themselves? Hindenburg. — A running account, your Majesty. 
— Baltimore American. 

"Darling," he said, "I have lost all my money." "How 

careless of you," she replied. "The next thing you know you'll 
be losing me." — Detroit Free Press. 

Mrs. Sprinky. — Mrs. Foonster has a college professor to 

tutor her son and pays him an enormous salary. Mr. Sprinky. — 
I'd call that hire education. — Town Topics. 

"Wives are sold in the Fiji Islands for five dollars each." 

"Ugh." "Shame, isn't it?" "Yep," growled the grouchy bach- 
elor, "more profiteering." — Kansas City Journal. 

"Don't those parvenus make you sick?" asked a young 

man of his partner at a dinner. "I don't know," she replied in- 
nocenty, "I never ate any." — Jersey City Journal. 

"What is a synonym?" asked a teacher. "Please, sir," 

said a lad, "it's a word you can use in place of another if you 
don't know how to spell it." — Sacred Heart Review. 

Artist: "Oh milkmaid, if you will pose for me I'll give 

you a dollar an hour." "Sorry, sir; but I'm getting a thousand 
a week from a moving-picture concern over the hill." — Life. 

Real devotion may make a man call regularly every 

night before marriage, but it's real apprehension that makes 
him come home regularly every night after marriage. — Bulletin. 

Edith. — What makes you think Jack loves me so desper- 
ately? Maud. — Oh, a thousand things! He always looks so 
pleased, for instance, when you sing and play. — Boston Tran- 
script. 

First Little Girl. — My mother doesn't allow me to use 

slang. Second ditto. — Mine doesn't, either. Gee! I'd get it in 
the neck if she heard me use slang like some little girls. — Bos- 
ton Transcript. 

"So," sobbed lima Vladoffovitchskioffsky, "Ivan-Nine- 

spot-ski died in battle. You say he uttered my name as he was 
dying?" "Part of it," replied the returned soldier — "part of it." 
— Boston Transcript. 

"You ask for my daughter? What are your prospects 

young man? Do you own the house you live in?" "No, I rent 
it, but I have five tons of coal in the cellar." "Take her." — 
Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Nobody would dare to say that our girls would not make 

just as good soldiers as our boys. But just imagine a girl with 
her hair arranged in the prevailing style trying to hear anything 
at a listening post. — Detroit Free Press. 

"John," exclaimed the nervous woman, "I believe there 

is a burglar in the house." "I haven "t time to fool with small 
fry," was the sleepy response. "I've spent the entire day fight- 
ing regular profiteers." — Washington Star. 

John Wesley, walking in Bath, came face to face with 

Beau Nash. The path was narrow, and one or the other would 
have to give way. The fashionable Master of Ceremonies 
looked the Methodist up and down and said, "I never make 
way for fools!" John Wesley promptly stepped aside and re- 
torted, "Oh, I always do!" 



"I had a letter from your chum, George; he told me all 

about the battle, and that he saw you fall." Tommy. — Excuse 
me, sir, but George is a liar ; I was blown up. — London Tit-Bits. 

The Kaiser. — You told me they had no ships, but they 

are here. You told me they could not charter any ships, but 
they are here. What ship brought them ? Adjutant General.— 
The Lusitania, your Majesty. — Kansas City Star. 

"You seem to have lost your faith in a rabbit's foot." 

"Well," replied Mr. Erastus Pinkley, "I done thought it over. 
An' de more I thought, de more I couldn't figger dat de rabbit 
wot furnished de foot had been lucky for his ownse'f." — Wash- 
ington Star. 

Bishop Stubbs was asked by a railway porter who was 

collecting his luggage, according to the story, "How many 
articles are there, sir?" The Bishop replied," Thirty-nine." 
The porter counted the parcels over again and again and looked 
puzzled. "I can find only fourteen, sir," he said. "Ah," replied 
the Bishop, "I can see you are a Dissenter." 

Sergeant-Major— "Now, Private, Smith, you know very 

well none but officers and non-commissioned officers are al- 
lowed to walk across the grass. Private Smith — "But, Ser- 
geant-Major, I've Captain Graham's oral orders to" Ser- 
geant-Major — "None o' that, sir. Show me the captain's oral 
orders. Show 'em to me, sir." — Liverpool Post. 

— — A New York lawyer tells of a conversation that occurred 
in his presence between a bank president and his son who was 
about to leave for the West, there to engage in business on his 
own account. "Son," said the father, "on this, the threshold of 
your business life, I desire to impress one thought upon your 
mind: Honesty, ever and always, is the policy that is best." 
"Yes, father," said the young man. "And, by the way," added 
the graybeard, "I would advise you to read up a little on cor- 
poration law. It will amaze you to discover how many things 
you can do in a business way and still be honest." — Harper's 
Magazine. 



THE DEMI-MONDE 
They would not let her labor. 

With her hands 

She was so young and soft, 

So full of grace; 

Her great, long lashes veiled her dusky eyes 

And curls quite framed 

The piquant, elfin face. 

Oh, yes she had ability, 

Was bright 

At "figures," nimble-fingered 

As the best 

With high ideals. . . Yet they scoffed at all 
Save her warm body's 
Pulsing, eager zest. 

At first she grew afraid 

With wondering 

Why she was given chaff 

And subtle smiles 

When she was hungry, seeking honest toil : 

now you who made her, 

Barter for her wiles! 

Jo. Hartman. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 



Beautiful Venice Still Lives 



Venice is not dead. She will not die. Instead, an inter- 
minable agony has come upon Venice, with the annihilation of 
her strength, of her better forces, and an abandonment so grave, 
so desolate that the wonderful city by the sea has taken on 
the aspect of a goddess in her death throes. 

I go, among the foundations now bare and exposed to the 
sun, along the gloomy alleys, through the squares made larger 
by solitude. Solitude and silence rule the city. 

Gondolas, "sandoli" and "peate," the boats that are all her 
own, are tied to the banks of the canals. They seem like spent 
candles that shone brightly, and are only memories of the glo- 
rious festivals, the gala nights of old. They seem like the dis- 
banded leaders of a cortege that has escorted the body of "the 
Serenissima" city to her lonely sepulcher. 

The Grand Canal, of streaming azure, goes toward the sea 
like a miraculous thoroughfare brought down from the sky. 



The Vendramin Calergi palace, where the genius of Wagner 
drew its inspiration from the sunlight of the strangest city in 
the world is empty. Corner Spinelli, where the beautiful wo- 
men of bygone days vied with each other in exquisite cos- 
tumes as they sat on the round Lombardesque balconies, is 
mute and void. 

Venice has turned her back on all these reminders of her 
past as so much deadening dross, and will breathe more easily 
as their memories grow dim. 

Death Seal Set on Business i 

Yet Venice is stricken and bent with grief. With the dark 
presence of the barbarian invader at her doors, she saw the 
seal of death set upon her industries, her shipyards and her 
squares. She mourns her separation from her dearest children, 
exiled that they may earn a scant allotment of daily bread. The 




Grand Canal, Venice. Italy. 



Does it lead toward the deep or toward the quiet of eternity? 
In its tranquil waters, the piles for tying boats along the fronts 
of the hermetical palaces, seem lengthened out against the 
background of rose-tinted clouds, pausing in their fatal journey 
through the heavens to shower a balm of flowers upon the dying 
Mistress of the Sea. 

City of Silence and Gloom. 

All mute are the marble palaces in the grim silence of the 
ages; but the soul of the city, gathered in the limpid voice of 
its waters, strikes against the marble strands, and laves them 
with an ever-renewed plaint, covers them with green sea weeds, 
and sounds the drum-beat of Freedom, the only word ever 
again to be carved upon their surfaces. 

Who will reopen the lovely palaces? Are they not to stand 
as symbols of departed splendor for evermore? Has not the 
substance of their existence been swallowed in the briny waters 
that spread between the roses along the marvelous thorough- 
fare which leads ever toward eternity? 



throng of tobacco and snuff dealers which Selvatico immortal- 
ized in a setting of exquisite poetry: 

"Zavatando zo dei ponti 
Imbriagae de zoventu." 
(Carousing under bridges 
Intoxicated youth.) 
is no more. 

The Venetian beauties with wanton eyes, gleaming beneath 
a casque of black hair or golden tresses, no longer chatter as 
they flit from alley to alley, weaving betimes the rich Venetian 
laces with their long needles, and hand bags covered with glit- 
tering pearls. 

The work girls, dancing lightly in their black-fringed shawls 
are here no more. Rimini, Cesenatico, Spezia and Leghorn 
have gathered in the gay swarm in its enthusiasm for new 
scenes and new diverse work, homesick, but withal, eager and 
untiring. 

"Our blessings on you, dear Venice, wait and we shall all go 
back." 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



17 



The prayer is repeated a thousand times a day and amid the 
rattle of sewing machines and the clatter of looms. 

From all these, her offspring, humiliated but proud, Venice 
keenly feels the separation, and, like the sorrowful Niobe, 
watches from beyond her azure lagoons for the return of her 
wandering children. 

Old Folks, Cats and Dogs 

Only the aged remained in Venice with the cats and dogs. 
The aged, for the most part, have been unwilling to abandon 
the city; a fatalism has controlled their instinct of self-preser- 
vation. They urged the younger generation to seek safety, but 
for themselves they preferred even certain death to abandoning 
the healthy homes of the place which deals most gently with 
advancing years. They stroll slowly along the Riva degli 
Schiavoni, basking in the sun, scattering crumbs to the pigeons 
and talking with serene composure, as if certain all will come 
out well. 

As for the dogs and cats, all were left behind by their own- 
ers in their hurried departure from the city. And while the 
dogs, left to themselves, as in a new Constantinople, enjoy a 
boundless liberty in the squares and streets, and roam every- 
where in quest of food, the cats stay in the houses, getting 
what is thrown to them in gutters and on the roofs. 

Poor Man Pities Poorer Cats 

I saw a poor old man, shorn of everything except the signs 
of Venetian courtesy and breeding, stop in an alley and look 
up at a window where a geranium blooms and a handsome cat 
stands with its paws resting on the flower pot, as if to protest 
against unmerited hunger. 

"Poor thing," I heard him say; "If I were able I would buy 
you five eels in the market, but there is little I can get myself. 
Bad times, indeed!" 

The old man moves on, shaking his head and I quickened my 
steps to join him. 

"Poor man," I said, "these are hard times, truly. But we 
feel that it is a transitory trouble, is it not, and that Venice will 
be again what she was before?" 

"Bless you for your good words," he answered. "I also 
keep a ray of hope in the bottom of my heart. Everything will 
come back, even Colleoni's statue. Pray tell me what would 
happen to the square without the general ?" 

We reached the Square of Saint Zanipolo; the church of the 
most expressive architecture, which contains the trophies of 
glorious victories, shows vacant windows like empty eye 
sockets, the stained glass shattered by an Austrian shell. At 
the civil hospital the marvelous lions, which seemed to be 
roaming forth in quest of prey, are covered with sand bags, 
and Colleoni's statue has been removed for safety. 

Three Candidates for Eternity. 

A woman older than the man, her face wrinkled with a thou- 
sand wrinkles joined us, and we three walked together toward 
the new foundations and the still waters of San Michele, dark- 
ened by the cypress trees squeezed between the low, red walls. 

The sweet island of rest awaits us all three and we know not 
when. I, despite my youth, may lead these two persons, scarred 
by years, into eternity. I tried to find words of consolation to fit 
the lot of these unhappy but tranquil creatures, who have 
known nothing of life apart from its hardest side — bread, want, 
poverty and the hardest toil. 

I speak, unraveling words that express my dreams of new 
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that our soldiers who were on the Piave, breaking the hard gray 
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DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings Bank. 

For the half year ending December 31, 1918, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, 
payable on and after Thursday, January 2, 1919. Dividends not called for 
are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from 
January 1, 1919. 

H. C. KLEVESAHD, Cashier. 

Office — 783 Market street, near Fourth. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Bank of Italy. 

For the half year ending December 31, 1918, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, 
payable on and after Thursday, January 2 1919. Dividends not called for 
are added to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from 
January 1, 1919. Deposits made on or before January 10, 1919, will earn 
interest from January 1, 1919. 

A. P. GIANNINI, President. 

Office — Southeast corner Montgomery and Clay streets. Market street 
Branch— Junction Market. Turk and Mason streets. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society (the San Francisco Bank). 

For the half year ending December 31, 1918, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all deposits, payable 
on and after January 2, 1919. Dividends not called for are added to the 
deposit account and earn dividend from January 1. 1919. 

GEO. TOURNY, Manager. 

Office — 526 California street, San Francisco. Mission Branch, Mission 
and Twenty-first streets. Park Presidio District Branch, Clement and 
Seventh avenue. Halght street Branch, Halght and Belvedere streets. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The Hlbernla Savings and Loan Society. 
For the half year ending December 31, 1918, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and two-thirds (3 2-3) per cent per annum on 
all deposits payable on and after Thursday, January 2. 1919. Dividends 
not drawn will be added to depositors* accounts, become a part thereof, 
and will earn dividends from January 1, 1919. Deposits made on or before 
January 10. 1919, will draw Interest from January 1, 1919. 

J. O. TOBIN. Vice-President. 
Office — Corner Market. McAllister and Jones streets. 

OIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French-American Bank of Savings (Savings Department). 
For the half year ending December 31, 1918. a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all deposits, payable 
on and after Thursday. January 2. 1919. Dividends not called for are 
added to and bear the same rate of interest as the principal from January 
1. 1919. Deposits made on or before January 10. 1919, will earn interest 
from January 1. 1919. 

LEON BOCQUEJRAZ. President 
Office — 108 Sutter street. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 
For the naif year ending December 31. 1918. a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four <4> per cent per annum on all savings deposits, 
payable on and after Thursday. January £. 191ft Dividends not called for 
are added to and bear the same rate of Interest as the principal from 
January 1. 1919. 

C B. HOBSON. Cashier. 
Office— T0€ Ma rket street, opposite Third. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Union Trust Company of San Francisco. 
For the half year ending December 31, 1918 a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum on all savings deposits, 
payable on and after Thursday. January 2. 1919. Dividends not called 
for are added to and bear the same rate of Interest as the principal from 
January 1, IMS. ^ Q um caah.er. 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Because of the enormous increase of motor truck transporta- 
tion and passenger car travel on account of war conditions, the 
directors of the American Automobile Association have decided 
to urge Congress to pass a Federal Uniform Traffic Law which 
will harmonize the regulations of the several states, particularly 
in reference to loads, registration of vehicles and operators, and 
miles per hour limitations. A measure now being drafted 
will be introduced in Congress, and undoubtedly will be re- 
ferred to the committee of the two branches having to do with 
interstate commerce. 

In recognition of the acute governmental need for skilled au- 
tomobile operators and mechanics, a resolution passed calls 
upon the motoring public generally to drive their own cars, as 
far as practical, and to equip their vehicles with such necessary 
supplies that they may reduce their emergency needs to a 
minimum, thereby co-operating with the automobile trade in 
reducing night and Sunday service. Furthermore, the automo- 
bile clubs are asked to formulate plans and assist in the train- 
ing of motor mechanics through the maintenance of schools for 
this specific purpose. 

Reference was made to the somewhat astounding lack of offi- 
cial recognition of the true importance of travelable roads at 
this time, and the War Industries Board was earnestly called 
upon to place roads material and machinery on priority lists, 
and the Capital Issues Committee was importuned to approve 
bond issues in connection with the construction of main arteries 
of communication. 

• * • 

Very often we hear a man say he is oversold, and has nothing 
to advertise. As the result of shortage of material and compe- 
tent labor, coupled with abnormal demand for his product, his 
orders exceed his output capacity. So he overlooks his greatest 
asset — service — and neglects to keep the trade informed of the 
fact that he is still behind the goods he has manufactured in 
the past, and ready to make good every previous claim for long 
and satisfactory results to his patrons. 

There is the future to look forward to, as well as the pres- 
ent. The war has come to an end, and then will come recon- 
struction and rehabilitation. Business will not now come with- 
out effort to get it. The man who has neglected to keep in 
touch always with his customers will find that someone who 
has will have usurped the former's place in the minds of the 
trade, and instead of keeping pace with the march of events, 
the man who has advertised his service when he has no mer- 
chandise to sell will be remembered long after the other has 
been forgotten. 

If a manufacturer or jobber is willing to dispense with his 
sales department, from sales manager down to his travelers, 
and depend alone upon his orders which come without effort, 
then he may dispense with his advertising — and not before. If 
he has no thought of the future, and lives only for the imme- 
diate present, then advertising will do no good. But if he cares 
for business years hence he will do with smaller profits to keep 
his sales department, even though it is employed only in plan- 
ning for what is to come now . And the lowest priced unit in 
the selling force is advertising — especially that which is built 
around the keystone of service to one's customers. 

• • • 

Ontario is preparing and planning to build 5,000 miles of im- 
proved highways in the province as part of the Canadian Gov- 
ernment's plan to avoid an over-supply of labor now that the 
war is over. 

Practically every county has indorsed the plan to co-operate 
with the Government. Ontario has guaranteed to pay approxi- 



mately half the outlay. Surveyors, contractors, officials, road 
experts, road machinery specialists and others have been con- 
sulted and have been used to prepare specifications for the 
coming road work. The Government is prepared to start its 
road campaign, now that the war campaign has come to a stop. 
All returned soldiers are to be given an opportunity of work- 
ing on the roads in Ontario until normal conditions are restored. 
Many of them will have had excellent experience in roadbuild- 
ing as a result of activities in this direction in France. Civilians 
will also be encouraged to take up the occupation of roadmak- 
ing. 

• • • 

The following statement regarding the use of farm tractors 
appeared in a recent issue of a leading agricultural organ of 
Scotland : 

The result of the season's working with tractors is that some 
17,000 acres have been plowed, 2,500 acres cultivated, 5,000 
acres grubbed and 4,300 acres harrowed. The acreage har- 
rowed would have been much greater if the disk harrows had 
been available earlier in spring. 

Early in the year the Board of Agriculture for Scotland con- 
sulted the different district agricultural committees as to their 
probable requirements for harvesting operations, in view of 
the greatly increased acreage that had been cropped. Each 
committee furnished the board with an estimate of the number 
of binders that would be required in its district, and arrange- 
ments were made forthwith for the supply of not only that 
number of binders, but a reserve equal to about 50 per cent of 
the estimated requirements. Timely delivery of these machines 
was given, and it is gratifying to state that practically the whole 
number has been utilized. 

The demand for assistance in harvesting the crops was much 
in excess of what was anticipated, and the work performed by 
the tractors has given the greatest satisfaction. The acreage re- 
turns for binder operations have not yet been completed, but it 
is noted from those received that the performances in most 
cases are very creditable, the quality of the work being of a 
high standard. In most cases the binders were supplied with 
both tractor attachments and horse poles, so that they were 
used with tractors or horses as required. 

• * * 

The State of Illinois has approved of a $60,000,000 bond 
issue, to construct a state-wide system of highways, embracing 
4,800 miles, which assures the permanent construction of 120 
miles of Lincoln Highway. 

Pennsylvania voted to amend her constitution and opened 
the way for the construction of a $50,000,000 system in that 
state, of which 330 miles of Lincoln Highway will receive at- 
tention. 

In local communities, in other states, the same tendency to- 
ward removing the restrictions of mud roads has made itself 
felt. 

There is in the November election a lesson to public officials 
generally, and those having in hand the administration of high- 
way affairs, and that lesson is that the people, under the strain 
of transportation deficiencies so clearly disclosed by war con- 
ditions, are in no humor to longer trifle with old types of road, 
and now that peace has come and the bars on highway con- 
struction are lifted, the public has a right to assume that steps 
will immediately be taken to carry out its mandates for dur- 
able highways. 

Durable roads and a greater mileage of connected, through 
highway systems means more sales prospects for the maker 
and the greater opportunities of profit to the user of cars and 
increased farm values to the farmer. 

A new highway era is dawning in these United States. 

• • * 

The annua,l banquet of the William L. Hughson Company 
was one of the most enjoyable gatherings that the members of 
this Company have ever had. 

The prospects of the greatest year in the automobile indus- 
try made those present more than enthusiastic over the out- 
look. 

Added to this was the annual bonus envelopes which, in 
itself, was an occasion for joy. 

William L. Hughson, head of the firm which bears his name, 
acted as toastmaster for the occasion, and sprung one of the sur- 
prises of the evening when he announced several promotions. 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



19 



W. G. Campbell, who last year was appointed general man- 
ager and vice-president of the company, was this year further 
honored by appointment as general manager of the diversified 
W. L. Hughson and George W. Emmons interests. 

While he gives up the reins of active management of the W. 
L. Hughson Company, he still remains as a director and officer 
of the organization. 

Paul S. Nichols, head of the commercial car department and 
one of the oldest employees of the company, was promoted to 
the position of manager of the San Francisco branch, and his 
long experience in the automobile trade, coupled with his long 
association with the company, fits him admirably for the job. 

Another announcement was that John H. Eagal, associated 
with the company for a number of years, was appointed di- 
rector of sales for the entire organization and its branches. 
Eagal has been connected with the automobile industry since 
1901, fourteen years of which time have been devoted to the 
trade on the Pacific Coast. 

* * • 

Just as the man with a rejuvenated or old-modeled car is 
wondering when he will be able to purchase a new machine, 
the motorist who has been patching and repairing his tires for 
the past two years asks when tire and tube production will 
reach normal. The B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company says tire 
manufacture will resume pre-war status before car production 
meets the demand and cites as the reason the less complicated 
transition from a war to a peace basis. 

Goodrich records show 1918 as the greatest year for tire 
accessories in the history of the industry. Cars without tires 
plugged with plastic or bandaged with a tire sleeve were few 
and far between. Motorists patched and nursed casings and 
tubes until it was impossible to coax another mile from them. 
Now that tires are becoming purchasable again it is predicted 
thousands of cars will be reshod all around. 

But, says the Goodrich Company, the war-time economy 
measures adopted by the car owner will continue in practice by 
a big majority of owners and greater mileage than ever before 
v/ill result because of the motorist having become accustomed 
to avoiding and promptly caring for tire injuries. 

• • • 

"There will be no changes in the prices of Nash passenger 
cars and trucks before July 1, 1919," is the statement made 
by President C. W. Nash to a big meeting of Nash distributors 
from all parts of the country, held at the Nash Motors plant at 
Kenosha, beginning Thursday, December 5th. 

This statement is bound to be read with interest in automo- 
bile circles everywhere, as it is another indication that automo- 
bile prices in the reconstruction period of the first six months 
of 1919 will be generally maintained. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 



Get the Happy Way of Doing Things— It's Easy 



HOW TO ACQUIRE PROFICIENCY IN ANY VOCATION. 
By D. Herbert Heywood, Copyright, 1919. 

(The preceding articles in this series have dealt with the sub- 
jects of personal development, office systematizing and memory 
training. This article has to do with the very vital topic of 
vocational efficiency. Other articles which will follow in this 
series will take up phazes of this question which are of special 
interest to managers and executives. — Editor.) 



You may have wondered why we have devoted so much time 
to memory training in this course. There are two reasons : 

1. A good memory is essential to proficiency in any vocation, 
and, 

2. The Study habit which you get by memory training is the 
best preparation for the ability to focus the attention on any 
kind of work and become master of it. 

You will find that the practice of following the memory rules 
and methods which we have laid down in this course will 
strengthen and tone up your whole mind. Another curious thing 
is that this memory culture will improve your health also. You 
will feel a new sense of exhilaration. This comes from the 
harmonizing of all your faculties, making them work in unison 
and concentrating them upon some definite subject or object. 
This keeps your mind from running in circles, getting no re- 
sults and dwelling morbidly on bodily ills or personal troubles. 
All these things disappear and vanish when the faculties are 
alert, with your attention and memory apparatus concentrated 
on useful things. This is the basis of vocational efficiency. 
Memory training thus becomes one of the best means of pre- 
paring a person to become proficient in any special vocation. 

At the outset of this Course we stated that it was intended 
to help you to do everything in a simple and happy way. You 
have now advanced sufficiently far so that you have devised 
methods for doing your various duties with greater ease and 
facility and with less stress and strain. This comes about 
through better use of the faculties and planning and systematiz- 
ing work, and getting all the mechanical aids that are necessary 
for efficient work. 

In the way of better use of the faculties you have learned 
how memory, generally thought to be one of the hardest facul- 
ties to acquire, really can be cultivated easily and with posi- 
tive pleasure. You have seen how Attention can be cultivated 
by an effort of the will, and how you instinctively focus your 
attention on things that are essential, when your understand- 
ing of this faculty is attained. You have doubtless observed a 
greater alertness of body and mind since you have been study- 
ing and making an effort along these lines. This has not nerved 
you up nor put a strain on you, but on the contrary, has given 
an added zest to life. 

The first step toward acquiring proficiency in any occupation 
is to give your whole attention to it. You will then see new 
and interesting phases of it which you never recognized be- 
fore. You will then become master of it and the tedious or un- 
pleasant parts of it will no longer trouble you. Another help- 
ful thing is the right attitude of mind toward it. The person 
who makes up his mind to try to find an interest in the subject 
or work which he has in hand will soon get a new zest in it, 
and a better knowledge of it. His whole attention is different; 
it becomes strong and concentrated. If he cares enough about 
a thing he will become a wizard at it in time, granting that he 
has the brains and that he has some natural aptitude for the 
thing that he is studying or doing. Moreover, if he cares 
enough about the thing or has a strong enough ambition to suc- 
ceed in it, in other words, if he has real passion for it, he will 
get it easily. 

We cannot emphasize too strongly that the way to the new 
standards of proficiency is not through hard grinding effort. It 
should be a pleasurable process. In working out the problems 
in industrial efficiency the law of Reduction of Effort should 
be invoked. It is easy for you to breathe at the natural rate. 



It is hard to breathe slow or fast. This applies to everything. 
So engineers have evolved definite standard speeds for ships, 
trains and all motors, which is the speed for the maximum re- 
sults for the least expenditure of power and wear and tear on 
the mechanism. That is the problem for each individual to 
solve for himself, and we help him to solve it by psychological 
analysis. This principle of getting the greatest results with 
the least effort is recognized as the biggest problem in the in- 
dustrial world and has been dignified by the term of Scientific 
Management. This is nothing more or less than simplifying 
things by Scientific rules. When a person has got a firm grasp 
on this principle he quickly rises in the scale of efficiency per- 
sonally, and usually rises rapidly in managerial positions. 

The new way that men and occupations are analyzed to save 
time and effort is by means of time and motion studies. This 
process has produced results that are startling. It has literally 
saved millions of dollars in many big establishments. It has 
paved the way for less laborious work, shorter hours, higher 
wages and at the same time has increased employers' profits. 
Perhaps you can make some discoveries in this field. It is a 
new field and research in it has only just begun. You can begin 
your investigations and experiments with yourself in your pres- 
ent occupation. We shall go into this subject at some length 
in this and the next two lessons. 

The value of this kind of investigation is that it quickly leads 
to the discovery of unnecessary delays arid waste motions and 
consequent loss of money. Every manager knows that this is 
going on all the time even in the best regulated establishments, 
but it is not till he realizes the amount of the financial loss 
that he stops to study what to do to stop this waste, whether 
this be by bracing up his own administration of the works, or 
producing a higher grade of working force, or both. 

The first step in this direction is to make time studies of 
the various operations in an office, factory or store. Unless a 
time study is made no one will know how much is a fair amount 
of work to be expected to be done in a given time. Time study 
consists in separating an operative's work into its elementary 
motions, timing each of these, eliminating those that are un- 
necessary, totalling up the time of the rest and then making a 
reasonable allowance for machine and human delays. From 
this deduction a standard can be set for that particular task. 
While such studies have been made mostly in machine shops, 
they are beginning to be made with equally good results in 
offices and stores. A department store manager found that 
one operation which had been performed by a young girl had 
been consuming two minutes and thirty-five seconds. He re- 
duced it by the above method to 25 seconds, at the same time 
making the day's work much easier for the girl. She made 
fewer motions and had time to rest between operations. 

Time study is the application of scientific laboratory methods 
to the office, shop or store. It calls for the same type of keen 
observation, impersonal analysis and unprejudiced seeking 
after truth that is required in the laboratory. These methods 
can be applied in the smallest shop or home as well as in the 
biggest store or factory. 

If you are an office man or woman, think whether you are 
losing time by unnecessary motions of the hands. Do you use 
your left hand to save time and muscular strain on your right 
hand? Ambidexterity is now being cultivated in efficiency 
work. Do you know just where to put your hand on paper, pen, 
blotter and the various things you need in your routine work, 
without having to stop, think and search, for these things? 
These minor operations should be so simplified that they need 
no conscious thought or effort. You can do a big day's work 
without weariness if the little things are properly systematized. 
You can analyze any work in which you are engaged and ap- 
ply these principles and methods. 

Here, then, is a definite point for you to begin at, — and a 
problem for you to work out in your present vocation. It will 
lead to the taking of greater interest in your work, and to doing 
it more easily and happily. We shall go into this subject more 
fully in the next lesson. 



January 4, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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When folks are happy they just naturally celebrate. And 
everybody is happy now that the boys are returning. All sorts 
of affairs are being planned, and as a result all sorts of new 
frocks are being designed. The ones that are receiving the 
most attention are those that will clad the happy "Peace 
Brides." Although the number of weddings that the war occa- 
sioned were very great, the ones that are the result of the sign, 
ing of the armistice will be greater. 

Couturieres are designing many new models for the tremen- 
dous demand that will be made for them. For the most part 
these gowns will be quite simple, for simplicity has proven its 
charms. A bride always loves satin and therefore satin dresses 
are in the greatest demand. This clingy material lends itself to 
the most complex designs, and the comfort and charm of its ap- 
pearance is perhaps responsible for its popularity. 

Empire Dresses. 

What could be more beautiful, more fascinating, than the 
alluring Empress Josephine's costumes as a source of inspira- 
tion for the new dresses? This woman, by the grace of her 




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simplicity, won the admiring glances and unlimited praise of 
the most esteemed men of the day. Surely her gowns must 
have been perfect or these discerning gentlemen would not 
have lavished on her their attentions. So why not adopt this 
mode of the Paris designers and give to our brides that look 
of complete assurance that characterized this famous woman. 

One gown that was inspired by this period costume and 
shown by one of the leading houses is developed in white geor- 
gette with white satin as trimming. The white satin forms the 
upper part of the tiny puffed sleeve, and the front panel that 
starts at the rather low neckline continues down to about the 
knee and is caught in at the waistline with a heavy cord. The 
skirt is unusually long and a wee bit draped at the side. A loose 
panel of georgette flows down the back, which gives rather an 
elegant grace to the creation. Happy indeed the bride that 
may wear such as this on her wedding day. 

Afternoon Dresses. 

And then for informal occasions and afternoon affairs we 
have many new models a little more dressy and of a happier 



air than those that were designed during the war. Although 
the colors may be bright and still be in good taste, the ma- 
jority of women cling to the duller, darker shades. During the 
period of the war the bright colors were not in evidence, and 
even though the ban is lifted they seem to be still ignored by 
all smart women. 

An attractive frock of black velvet and blue duvetyn was 
seen in an unique combination. The blouse of black velvet 
was cut on the lines of the Russian Cossack blouses. The neck 
line was finished with sable from under which peeped a nar- 
row band of gold embroidery. The tourquoise blue was used 
for the narrow draped skirt, and the black of the blouse was 
echoed in the wide band of black velvet with gold brocade 
which topped off a band of sable. 

Dark Blue Always. 

Colors may come and colors may go, but dark blue goes on 
forever. This color will never be passe and therefore is an in- 
vestment that is wise and worth-while. The frock illustrated 
here is a combination of dark blue serge and same colored satin 
and possesses one of those indefinite waistlines that have 
pounced on us unawares as one of the newest features. 

The other frock is developed in one material and the blouse 
section favors the Russian influence. The buttons down the 
side of the skirt from the waistline to the hem tend toward the 
long slim silhouette that has been reigning in the world of 
fashion for many months. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 4, 1919 



INSURANCE 



Local agents of California have expressed their intention of 
joining the members of the Brokers Exchange of San Fran- 
cisco, in a determined effort to cause the retirement of the 
Stockholders Auxiliary Corporation as general agent for the 
Nevada Fire. A special committee appointed by the brokers 
has the fight in hand, and expresses itself confident of ulti- 
mate victory, declaring the Auxiliary Committee to be a crea- 
ture of the Bank of Italy and operated solely for the bank's 
benefit and profit. The claim is also made that the chief pur- 
pose of the bankers is to secure commissions on its own busi- 
ness, which it is asserted, is clearly a violation of the Califor- 
nia anti-rebate law. Local agents, committees appointed by 
agents in all the principal cities of the coast have signified 
their intention of standing behind the brokers, and both the 
locals and the brokers signify their confidence in their ability 
to win out. The Stockholders Auxiliary Corporation has ap- 
pointed an experienced man as manager and will at once begin 
a vigorous campaign all over the State for business. 

» * » 

Charles E. Linaker, formerly connected with the editorial 
department of the Insurance Commissioners office and subse- 
quently identified in an official capacity with a local casualty 
company, who, died last week, is supposed to have suicided. 
A note was found in his room requesting an attorney friend to 
dispose of his few belongings and to use the proceeds to pay 
for cremation. Linaker was 45 years old, and a widower. For 
a year or so he has advertised himself as a public accountant, 
with office in the Monadnock Building. For two weeks he had 
been confined to his apartments with a broken arm, and is said 
to have been in straightened circumstances. 

• * * 

T. M. Morgan, vice-president and actuary of the Northern 
Life Insurance Company of Seattle, Wash., died after a linger- 
ing illness, on December 11th, at his home in that city. Mr. 
Morgan, who was one of the founders of the Northern Life, 
was a native of Australia, whether his family had emigrated 
in 1862. At the age of six he returned to America and in his 
youth was employed on a newspaper in Cincinnati. He came 
to the Northwest in 1887, and immediately following the Seat- 
tle conflagration of 1889 was employed on the Times news- 
paper. Twenty-five years ago he became connected with the 
business of life insurance and in 1906 he returned to Seattle, 
after spending a period in Oregon to found the Northern Life 
Co. Mr. Morgan was an expert actuary, a profound student, 
and his many lovable traits of character found him close to 
all his associates. He was fifty-five years old at the time of 
his demise, and is survived by his widow. His brother, D. B. 
Morgan, is general manager of the company. 

• • • 

The opinion of leading business men is that this country is 
facing a peri >d of possibly the greatest prosperity in its his- 
tory. As soon as industry has readjusted itself to the new 
conditions there will be work for all who want it, including 
the millions of soldiers who will soon return to private life. 
Factories that were erected for war work production and those 
that have slowed down in production, will be almost imme- 
diately started up on a peace time basis and there is every in- 
dication that the production of materials for the work, already 
blocked out, will tax raw material production to the limit. 

» • • 

The Union Insurance Society of Canton, China, the stock of 
which is owned by Englishmen, will begin writing fire insur- 
ance in this country on the first of the year. The wide connec- 
tions of the firm of Marsh & McLennan, United States man- 
agers, will enable the company to begin operations all over 
the country as rapidly as supplies can be forwarded to their 
different connections. The company is a strong one, and has 
made an important connection for the United States manage- 
ment for its fire branch. 

• • » 

The West Coast Life has appointed J. A. Kirtland general 
agent for Northwestern Oregon, succeeding General Agent A. 
L. Fletcher. Mr. Kirtland formerly represented the West Coast 
Life at Joseph, Oregon. 



On January 1, Arthur N. Des Champs will fill the position of 
general agent at San Francisco for the Massachusetts Mutual 
Life. William J. Bell, who has geen general agent since 1911, 
will remain with the company as a personal producer. Mr. 
Des Champs' territory will include the northern half of the 
States. He comes from Cincinnati and has an enviable repu- 
tation as an agency organizer. 

* • • 

Henry B. Fuller, who entered the Officers Training Camp 
at Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., three months ago, has been 
commissioned a second lieutenant. Mr. Fuller has been in the 
army for the past eight months. He is a son of J. L. Fuller, 
manager on the Pacific Coast for the Norwich Union of Eng- 
land. 

• • • 

L. B. Messier, agency manager for the Western Union Life, 
of Spokane, has moved his office from San Francisco to Los 
Angeles in order to be in more ready touch with his territory, 

which includes California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. 

* • * 

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NOTICE OF PROBATE. 

in the Superior Courl ol the State of California, In and for the Cltj and 
County of San Francisco -No. 20484. Dept. No. 9. 

in the Mattel of the Bstal [UGH M TUCKER, a .Minor. 

IT APPEARING TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE COURT from the 
I i. .i petition of "WILLIAM H. WALTHALL, the guardian of the per- 
son and estate of HUGH M. TUCKER, a Minor, on file herein, praying 
for an order of sale of i ortain real property, belonging to said ward, thai 
it is for the best interest of said ward and necessary in order to pay the 
debts, expenses and charges of the said Estate of Hugh M. Tucker, a 
Minor, which have already accrued and which will or may accrue here- 
after, to seii the whole of said real estate of said Minor; 

it is HEREBY ORDERED that the next of kin of said ward and all 
persons interested in said estate appear before this Superior Court of 
the City and County of Sari Francisco, State of California, at its court 
room in the City Hall, in Department 9 Probate, thereof, on the 20th 
day of January, L919, at ten o'clock A. M.. of said day, then and there to 
show cause, if any they have, why an order as prayed for in the petition 
should not be granted to the said guardian to sell the said real estate 
of said Minor at either public or private sale, for the purposes mentioned 
in said petition. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this order be published at 
least once a week for three successive weeks before the day of said hear- 
ing In the News Letter, a newspaper printed and published in said City 
and County of San Francisco. 

Done in open Court this 17th day of December, 1918. 

BERNARD J. FLOOD. 
Judge of said Superior Court. 
San Francisco, California. 

(Endorsed) Filed Dec 17, 1918. 

H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk, 
By H. G. BENEDICT, Deputy Clerk. 
BARRETT & BARRETT. Attorneys for Guardian. 
502-505 Humboldt Bank Building, 

12-28— 4-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the City and 

Countv of San Francisco. — No. 94097. 
FRED O. LOWER. Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN LOWER. Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said City and County. 

The People of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
LILLIAN LOWER, Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear in an action brought against 
you by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court of the State of 
California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to 
answer the Complaint, filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day 
m| service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within 
this City and County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action brought to obtain a judgment and decree of this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's wilful desertion; also for general 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any moneys 
or damages demanded in the Complaint as arising upon contract, or will 
apply to the Court for any other relief demanded in the Complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and the seal of the Superior Court of the State 
of California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, this 14th 
dav of December, A. D.. 1918. 

(Seal) H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 

By L. J. WELCH, Deputy Clerk 
McPIKE & MURRAY, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 

332 Pine Street. San Pram-ism. 

12-28 — 10-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 

In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the City and 
County of San Francisco.— No. 92680, Dept. No. 15. 

ESTHER B. EASTMAN. Plaintiff, vs. HARVEY W. EASTMAN, Defend- 
ant. 
Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 

for the City and County of San Francisco, ami the complaint filed In the 

office of the County Clerk of said City and County, 
The People of the Stale of California Send Cm 
HARVEY W. EASTMAN. Defendant. 

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And you arc hereby notified that unless you appes 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take ludj 

damages demanded tn the c plaint as arising upon contract or win apply 

to the Court for any other relief demanded in the complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Superior court at c 

and County of San Francisco, state oJ California, this Id daj 

A. D„ 1918. 

.Seal) II. I. MULCREVY Cierk. 

I .1 WELCH, Deput) Clerk. 

UJGUSTIN c, KBANE, Utornej ror Plaintiff. 

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SUMMONS (Divorce) 

in the Superior court of the State of California, in and for the Cits md 

County of San Francisco.— No. 93120. 
kkssik YOIC'I [Maintlfl vi FREDERICK \V. VOIGT, Defendant. 

Action brought In the Superior Court of the state of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complainl filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said Cltj and County, 

The People of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
FREDERICK W. VOIGT, Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQ1 [RED to appear In an action brought against 
you by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court of the State of 
California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to answer 
the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day ol 
service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within this 
City and County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action is brought to obtain a judgment and decree of this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's extreme cruelty, also for general 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as above 
required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or damages 
demanded in the complaint as arising upon contract or will apply to the 
Court for any other relief demanded in the complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Superior Court at the City and 
County of San Francisco, State of California, this 26th day of October, 
A. D. 1918. 

(Seal) H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 

By L. J. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
AUSTIN LEWIS, Attorney for Plaintiff. 

Sherman & Clay Bldg, 
14th and Clay Sts., Oakland. Cal. 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the City and 

County of San Francisco.— No. 92989. Dept. No. 10. 
RUBIN ABRAMSON, Plaintiff, vs. CHENE ABRAMSON, Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said City and County. 

The People of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
CHENE ABRAMSON, Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear in an action brought against 
you by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court of the State of 
California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to 
answer the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day of 
service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within this 
City and County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action is brought to obtain a judgment and decree of this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's wilful desertion, also for general 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as above 
required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or damages 
demanded in the complaint as arising upon contract or will apply to the 
Court for any other relief demanded in the complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Superior Court at the City and 
County of San Francisco. State of California, this 21st day of October, 
A D 1918 

(Seal H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 

By J. F. DUNWORTH, Deputy Clerk. 
HUGH K. McKEVITT. Attorney for Plaintiff. 

314 Hearst Bldg., San Francisco. 
Telephone: Sutter 4464. 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 

In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and fnr the City and 

Countv of San Francisco.— No. 93094. Dept. No 7 
BENJAMIN U TURNER, Plaintiff, vs. HELEN TURNER, Defendant. 

Action brought In the Superior Courl of the State of California In and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the Complaint filed in the 
. of the County Clerk of said City and County. 
The People of th< ornls Send Greeting; to: 

HELEN TURNER, Defendanl 
YOU ARE HEREBY REi o appear In an action brought a 

the above named Plaintiff In the Superior Court of the State of 
California, In and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to 

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The said action is brought to obtain a judgmenl and decree of this 
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hand and the Seal of tl 

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H I MULCREVY, Clerk. 
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CHARLES P. ADAMS, r Plaintiff. 

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SUMMONS (Divorce) 

In the Superior Court of of California in and for the City and 

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Actio irt " f the Si 

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$3.25. 

Here is an honest tailor. He advertises "men's suits and 

overcoats now greatly reduced." And they are reduced, both 
in length and in width. 

The big war is over. But the Poles have just started a 

new one against their oppressors, the Huns and the Russians. 
We wish them success. 

Since the Fifth Liberty Loan has been announced, many 

patriotic citizens have started selling their Fourth Liberty 
Bonds to be ready to buy the new ones. 

Now we must turn our eyes towards Mexico and the 

Spanish-American countries — They have been so quiet, that it 
is about time for them to start something. 

Anyhow, U. S. Senator Ashurst, of Arizona, has intro- 
duced a resolution in the Senate, for the acquisition of Lower 
California and half of the Mexican State of Sonora. We think 
he likes to keep our returned soldiers busy. 

One of our police judges sentenced a certain citizen to 

pay a fine of $50 for driving his automobile while intoxicated. 
Confiscation of the car and one year in jail was the penalty in- 
flicted to a London driver, by an English judge, for a similar 
offense. 

Are all our new ships completed? Don't we need any 

more? Looks that way, if we have to believe what some local 
newspapers said — that about 7000 men have been discharged 
from the Union Iron Works and other shipbuilding plants in 
San Francisco. 

There have been serious riots in the City of Denver, 

Colo., due to the new street car regulations, providing for a 
7-cent fare, plus 1 cent for transfers. Inefficient car service 
and a forty per cent advance in fares, is more than a good ex- 
cuse for the people to riot. 

It is about time to revive the whipping post in San Fran- 
cisco. And let Marcel and Eugene Bonnot be the first to use it. 
These two fellows have been arrested on the complaint of their 
old mother, for beating and insulting her; besides the non-con- 
tribution to her support. 

A loving heart will never grow old. If not, ask Mrs. 

Anna Sellner, a Chicago belle of 75 years of age, who eloped 
with Wallace H. Moore, 62 years old. They have been jailed 
in Southern California, on complaint of the Chicago police, who 
accuses the bride of bigamy. 

John Rosseter, director of operations of the U. S. Ship- 
ping Board, has reduced existing freight rates 30 per cent on 
shipments from Atlantic ports to South America, China, Japan, 
etc. But no reductions are made from the Pacific ports — Why ? 
Some people may think that Mr. Rosseter is partial with the 
high rates of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, of which 
concern he is the vice-president and general manager. 



The California Legislature has started its 43rd Session. 

We will devote some of our time and patience to the doings and 
sayings of our assemblymen and senators. We hope that there 
win be morework than noise this year, and that the welfare of 
California will be remembered by our law-makers. 

Caesar, the Roman Emperor, or Napoleon, the ruler of 

Europe, never had half of the power of the American dictator, 
Mr. Hoover. Besides being our boss over here, he has been 
appointed director general of food relief measures in restored, 
neutral and enemy territories; as officially announced in Paris 
last week. 

More free advertising for Mr. Ford and his jitneys. He 

just announced his resignation as president of his own company 
and the accession to the throne of his son, Edsel. As long as 
the millions come his way, and his name is noiselessly adver- 
tised in our streets by his little tin cars, he can go home and 
take a rest. 

Our troubles are not all over. The "Cologne Gazette" 

says that the Germans will present their counter-claims against 
the Allies, at the Versailles conferences, for what their coun- 
try has suffered due to the "illegal and inexcusable" blockade 
during the war. Cynicism is not a word strong enough to de- 
scribe boldness! 

Women white slavers are again at work in the city. 

Using hypodermic needles on unaware young women, they in- 
ject them with powerful drugs, while in crowded places. And 
then, claiming to know their victims, they carry them in auto- 
mobiles to houses of ill-fame. There is a chance for our police- 
women, to trail and catch those birds. 

Banks and safe deposit boxes may be good enough to 

keep money and valuables. But a certain Charles Stevens, 
guest of the Civic Hotel, this city, thought otherwise. So, he 
kept, in his trunk, about $1300 worth of greenbacks, Liberty 
Bonds and Postal Savings certificates. All this wealth is now 
missing, and the police are looking for the thief. 

Deafening is the noise that several senators are making 

in Washington, D. C, in attacking the War and Navy Depart- 
ments for what they call lack of system in the immediate re- 
lease of the men enlisted "for the duration of the war" only, 
and who are being kept for existing emergencies. The delays 
in paying off soldiers and errors in compiling casualties in the 
field, are also severely criticized by some senators. 

Business is business, may have said the Rev. A. A. Mor- 
rison, Rector of Trinity Church, in Portland, Oregon. Because 
the trustees of said church have instituted a civil suit against 
the minister, for the refund of money ill spent by him. It is 
said that Dr. Morrison bought a piece of land for a church- 
school for $25,000 when the parcel is not worth over $2,500. The 
worst part is that the Reverend was part owner of the land 
bought with the funds of his church. 

The Germans were proud to blow up Red Cross hos- 
pitals, during the war. Little we heard of the Austrians doing 
likewise. But now we are learning of Austrian Red Cross scan- 
dals, which are as base and depraved as what the Germans did. 
The correspondence of that society has been seized, and it 
shows that a clique formed by the heads of such Red Cross, 
did not distribute the food and medicines brought in enormous 
quantities, to the wounded, the sick or the needy; but were sold 
at good prices to speculators, who resold them at enormous 
figures to the soldiers and the people. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 



Facts, Color and Thoughts — Mostly Local 

By Billee Glynn 



Have You Had it Yet? 

San Francisco and the influenza are still at grips and the 
"flue" seems to be having the better of the argument. Dr. 
Hassler waits the return of the gauze mask, and the super- 
visors do not like the idea. There are two very good sides to 
the argument. It was this little piece of gauze tnat made the 
doctor famous. Very few people have become notorious on 
less, though we do remember a Frenchman who invented a new 
pair of garters. 

Meanwhile we expect to have the influenza next week and 
we wonder what the learned doctor is doing about it. There 
are more ways to kill an elephant than giving him pink lemor,- 
ade which elephantine reference is, of course, not meant for 
ourselves, but the thing we are apt to catch. Though we shall 
not adorn our face like the harem, there are many other pre- 
' cautions to be taken, many anti-measures which the doctor 
could enforce. Under no circumstances do we want a "peeved" 
Board of Health, because we refuse to hang a mask on our ear. 

In any other particular they can go the limit, and we are pre- 
pared to do anything, even climb the Chronicle Building, rather 
than have our ashes scattered to the roses. We do not look for- 
ward with relish to an existence as a bonbonniere. What we 
would like to ask in conclusion whether Supervisor Schmitz 
is right about hospital conditions? Is the influenza situation 
really being taken care of properly? Does the inventiveness 
of our Board of Health stop at a gauze mask? What about 
more salt water on the streets, a stricter supervision of hotels 
and places where people work and eat, also the widely adver- 
tised recommendation of preventatives. There are many, many 
things that can be done and are not, and the Board of Health 
at any rate must be saved. We have a suggestion to make, our- 
selves, which is almost sweeping. It also proves our utter fear- 
lessness of public opinion. Eat raw garlic and the influenza will 
leave you alone. Nor, if all indulge in it, can it destroy the hap- 
piness of homes. Osculatory bliss need not be impaired. It 
does not smell any worse than a gauze mask looks, and it is 
ever so much more effective. Most all of us have met an onion 
face to face, and wept over ouf greeting of it. These days of 
wars we should not fear a little garlic. 

© © © 
Prices That Pain. 

Unfortunately we still have to eat, and no armistice seems 
to have been declared in the matter of prices in restaurants and 
cafeterias. 

The bigger cafes alone serve reasonable priced luncheons, 
but the regular restaurateur is still hoarding the marrow. They 
put the sugar on the table and that is all. The bread supply 
to the customer remains the same despite the fact that the War 
Department no longer requires niggardliness. 

The advanced prices stay as they are with an alert outlook 
kept for further encroachment on the pocket of the hungry. 
What one gets in a cafeteria for fifty cents leaves you three- 
quarters of an empty tray to speculate upon. The cashier, 
sometimes charges you extra for her smile. And usually the 
"art" decorating the walls gives you the indigestion, so that you 
are unable to eat what you paid for. But whatever goes back 
comes forth again. 

The only item impossible to fool you on is a doughnut. No 
one can maltreat a doughnut and successfully disguise the fact. 
It is one of the most sensitive of fruits. It has saved more lives 
than any other form of deception. 

Many of the best cafeterias now take care of your overcoat 
and hat free. This seems to entirely relieve their conscience, 
or they regard these articles, maybe, in the same light as a 
hotel does your suitcase. Once in you've got to get out. And 
you are invariably in bad for there is no way of knowing the 
prices except asking. And who would ask a woman server, 
who looks honest enough to hate Douglas Fairbanks, in the 
movies, as to the prevading rate of cornbeef and cabbage. 

So you move along accepting invitations from those holding 



spoons, knives and other weapons against your fragment of 
livelihoods, and when you at last reach the coffee, which you 
really came in for, you decide to do without it through an un- 
certain feeling in your jeans. 

Poets who sing of fields of golden wheat and roving kine 
and baa-baa-ing sheep, know not how dangerous such may be- 
come. Perhaps some day the cafeterias and restaurants will 
come to terms with the public, but unless some change of heart 
takes place quickly, the public will be too weak to demand any- 
thing. 

© © © 
Does Josephus Mean It? 

What is to become of the world ? Europe, the house of many 
nationalities, many religions, many strifes, with so much his- 
tory of war behind it — is finding it difficult to see with Presi- 
dent Wilson's eyes, "the "league of nations," which would pre- 
vent future troubles. Or if it accepts the idea it demands arma- 
ment with it. One cannot carry a gun for years and not fire it. 
Our adequately armed "over there" means Hell popping again 
in fifty or seventy-five years. 

There is some excuse for the British Navy for it has never 
disabused its power, and the British Isles are so extremely 
small, yet the heart of a confederation which covers the globe. 
Still if human nature did not tear up its contracts, even the 
little island empire could get along much better without its 
floating dogs of war. But Secretary Daniels tells us that if 
there are going to be unlimited navies that the United States is 
going the limit. 

Why? What do we intend to conquer? If the United States 
is not big enough to whip any nation that dare attack it, then 
we will go barefooted the rest of our life. What it would spend 
in being first in a navy let this country invest in a merchant 
marine, and it will reap real power and reward. A big navy is 
an unnecessary and expensive ornament constantly going out 
of date. If Britain has got to have one to keep her happy — 
well, let her. Why should we embarrass ourselves with some- 
thing we really do not like. 

© © © 
The Bulletin's Heaven. 

The Bulletin for sometime has been running on Saturdays a 
page entitled "Where is Heaven?" So many Heavens have 
been offered in response, in so many different locations, that 
choosing one out of the multitude is difficult. The Bulletin is 
probably seeking its own salvation and since there is no doubt 
but that it needs it, we trust it will find a future to its liking. 
We cannot imagine Mr. Crothers with a harp, even though 
Bailey Millard accompanied him as a cherubim, tenoring a 
tirade against Hearst. So perhaps the Bulletin will choose a 
Happy Hunting Ground more to its liking than the conventional 
diamond-palace, dream of happiness, some place where there is 
more inspiration and the Almighty Dollar can still be chased 
in a Ford. Our own idea of Heaven is the woman we love, 
enough dividends to keep her, and unlimited leisure to write 
sonnets to her eyes. 

© © © 
After The Hurrah. 

The daily press is making so much of our welcome to the 
boys from "over there." Let us hope that a welcome is not the 
only thing we will accord them. What about the jobs they left, 
many of them being held down by women at smaller wages? 
In a business way we have had to do without them, are we 
going to make a habit of it or loosen up? Those of them who 
have been "at the front" will come back thinkers. They will 
size us up very quickly. Camouflage will not do for them. 
Facing death they have learned the realities. 

If we who stayed behind handling the money do not show 
real qualities and are inclined to answer sacrifice with a hand- 
shake and a smile, then something is likely to happen that may 
mr.ke us think we are in Petrograd. 



January 11, 1919 



and California Advertiser 




"Obey no wand but Pleasure's."— Tom Moore. 



Third Symphony Concert Offers Notable Novelty. 

Conductor Alfred Hertz and his truly excellent orchestra, 
added to their laurels last week when they introduced for the 
first time in San Francisco "Schelomo,'' termed a Hebrew 
Rhapsody for 'Cello Solo and Orchestra, by Ernest Bloch, the 
Jewish composer of Geneva, who is proving himself a new 
genius. "Schelomo" is the more familiar Solomon of gorgeous 
fame. This musical sketch portrays him, through the medium 
of Horace Britt's 'Cello, played with his brilliant, throbbing 
skill, cynical and disillusioned, while surrounded on all sides 
by the luxury and riches his poor human wisdom has labored 
so hard to accumulate. Gold and gems scintillate through the 
web of oriental color, with the faint tinkle of the bells and cym- 
bals suggestive of the 
dancing girls weaving 
throughout the sensuous 
' passages. Behind it all is 
also the solid solemnity 
that prompted the mighty 
king of Israel to build the 
great Temple. 

But, when all is laid and 
done, one remembers the 
lilies of the fields in their 
simplicity with envy, as 
?'olomon, according to the 
composer, undoubtedly did, 
in his pompous loneliness. 

The Sibelius First Sym- 
phony in E Minor opened 
the program proper, fol- 
lowing the usual martial 
rendition of the Star Span- 
gled Banner. But the 
critic must give it second 
place in importance be- 
cause of the originality and 
weight of Bloch's work. Be- 
tween the Jewish and the 
Finnish strokes of genius 
there is this much in com- 
mon: they are both expres- 
sions of nationality. The 
Hebrew people, risen and 
fallen from power so many 
times, have developed and 
display their racial charac- 
teristics throughout the 
centuries. The Finns are 
practically an unknown 
quantity to the world at 
large. Jean Sibelius is 
playing an invaluable part 
in disclosing the strug- 
gling strength of his un- 
happy land, torn alike by 
Sweden and Russia until it 
is a marvel that there re- 
mains enough Finnish 
blood to tell the tale. The 
rhythm of his native runo 

permeates the folksong-like themes that constitutes this sym- 
phony. He follows in a general manner the form of a 
symphony as used by Beethoven, but he obeys no rule in the 
sequence of his principal themes. After building to mighty 
climaxes, he delights in final, simple statements, and tranquil 
closings. The Scherzo, wild with crude, elemental emotion is 
in strong contrast to a lovely Trio that interrupts it. The fourth 
movement seems too long, due to the fugal treatment of a re- 
turn to the principal theme, rising to a climax and then followed 
by the G-string melody worked up to a pompous, grandiose 
finale. The genuine beauty of the preceding movements is 




Stella Mayhew, The Cheeriest Comedienne. Next Week 
at the Orpheum. 

comedy. 



somewhat obscured by this lengthiness. 

A masterly reading of the Leon ore Overture No. 3 closed the 
program. The art of Beethoven, so unaproachable in its sim- 
plicity, reminded one again of the lilies of the field. He strove, 
of course, but beside the searching strivings of the modern 
masters, one cannot perceive any effort. 

» * * 

Eltinge Well Supported at Columbia. 

William Morris builds all his advertising success on the 
shapely shoulders of Julian Eltinge in the present Columbia 
production. Billboards and posters confine their beckoning 
gesture to the Eltinge appeal. So far as the preliminary an- 
nouncements went, one was led to believe that the female im- 
personator was "the whole 
show." 

Now, as a matter of en- 
tertaining fact, it is super- 
lative vaudeville at the Co- 
lumbia this week with ar- 
tists who deserve more 
than incidental mention for 
appearance on the same 
bill with Julian Eltinge. 

The performance opens 
in a whirlwind of dancing, 
done by the Lavars, who 
apparently eliminate time, 
space, and the laws of mo- 
tion (particularly circular 
motion), in their break- 
neck gyrations. 

Cleo Gascoigne is a 
diminutive prima donna 
with an altitudinous voice 
and the good sense to sing 
old favorites. The Arnaut 
Brothers are Frenchmen, 
who turn somersaults and 
play the violin, imitate 
birds, and otherwise get 
more music out of assorted 
instruments, all the while 
doing athletic stunts, than 
most musicians can accom- 
plish in the conventional 
position of sitting or stand- 
ing. 

Then there is Marie 
Meeker, called the Venus 
of the Air, tho' she is just 
as much a Venus on land 
as anyone in the front rows 
will attest. Her act is not 
new in San Francisco, but 
its wonder never palls. 

Sydney Grant, of "So 
Long Letty" fame, tells 
some good stories, some 
new, some old, but all his 
own, and wins as much ;'?- 
vor as he did in musical 



Which brings us now where we should have been, some 
paragraphs ago, to Julian Eltinge, star of the show. It must 
be said for Eltinge, in contrast to most female impersonators, 
that he strives to accent the charm, the refinement in woman, 
lovely woman, whether he be impersonating a bathing girl, a 
bride, a siren, or a society girl. 

The performance closes with a combination of the movies 
and speakies, the first part of the farce "His Night at the Club" 
shown on the screen — the pictures, taken in Los Angeles, where 
Eltinge has been making a picture, and the last part done by 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 



the principals themselves. It gives Eltinge his usual oppor- 
tunities to show a transition from one sex to the other with- 
out ever turning a hair — just by taking off a wig! 

In this farce and in the preliminary impersonations, Eltinge 
sings some new songs in his usual inimitable fashion. 

Altogether, it is a ripping production sure to make wide ap- 
peal to every class of theatre-goer who loves high class vaude- 
ville. 

• • • 

Sarah Padden Thrills at Orpheum. 

"The Eternal Barrier," has three elements that should con- 
spire for its eternal failure. It has purpose — supposed to damn 
any playlet; plot to which we have grown unaccustomed in 
a deluge of plotless playlets; and one player must carry the 
whole vehicle. 

Martin Beck who produces this singular little contribution to 
artistic vaudeville drama knew that by all the rules of the game 
it should fail. But Beck knew that there was just one exception 
to that rule and he risked all on that. The exception is Sarah 
Padden. 

In less unusual hands the usual failure would result. But 
Sarah Padden is not cut off the ordinary bolt of dramatic cloth 
that laid on the counter of every dramatic agency. No one 
who has seen her in "The Clod" will argue that point. 

The "Eternal Barrier" has not a single note of comedy in it. 
It gives Sarah Padden a unique opportunity to travel the emo- 
tional — from pathetic plea to sister, impassioned supplication 
to mother and fiery denunciation of the father. Her voice with 
all its compelling nuances of emotional quality is one of the 
great assets of this remarkable young actress. 

Gus Edwards' Song Revue, features Mario Villani, who sings 
the Marseillaise in worthy fashion. Olga Cook, another star in 
the production, pleases with a clear soprano voice. 

Leo Beers still offends with off-color jokes that should be 
amputated from an otherwise clever act; Grace Nelson adds 
an excellent musical number to the program; George Le Mare 
and Clay Crouch do negro comedy with plenty of dusky humor 
and Rubeville completes the excellent bill. 

» * » 

Henry Shunter Wins Praise at Alcazar. 

If anything were needed to prove the general and specific 
excellence of the Alcazar Stock Company it is the fact that a 
stock character actor can with a week's rehearsal assume the 
role familiar to us all and identified with a star, and can give 
such an excellent portrayal of the role that we have nothing 
put praise for the performance. 

Such has been the feat of Henry Shumer in Cyril Maude's 
favorite role — dear old, fussy lovable, tender irascible 
Grumpy, who had a nose for criminals and for making peculiar 
sounds which his family called "kittens." Shumer took his 
courage in his hand to attempt a role so well known to us all, 
and so identified with Maude — and he took something more 
than courage — talent for characterization! 

It is an admirable production throughout. A special wcrd of 
praise for Belle Bennett. I liked her in the role of Virginia 
even better th;.n the young woman who played the part with 
Maude. It is the simplest, nicest bit of acting that Miss Ben- 
nett has done. 

* * * 

An Old Painting on Display at Palace of Fine Arts. 

In the room prepared for special exhibits in the Palace of 
Fine Arts, Director Laurvik has installed a very important can- 
vas by Rembrandt, which will be of unusual interest to every 
student of this master's work. The painting, which is the earliest 
known example of Rembrandt's work, is entitled "The Prophet 
Balaam and his Ass." It was painted about 1626 or '27 when 
the artist was twenty years old, and is a remarkable example of 
the very personal character achieved by his art, even at that 
early age. Rich and characteristic in color, powerful in drawing 
and composition, it reveals those essential qualities which were 
destined to make this poor miller's son world famous. The 
vigor of execution goes hand in hand with the vigor of concep- 
tion, which has presented the venerable prqphet attended by a 
white clad angel and several figures at a most dramatic moment 
in his career. One of the figures in the background is clearly 
a portrait of his father with the same turbaned head dress in 
which he is depicted in his portrait of 1632 in the Vanderbilt 
Collection, New York; while the angel in this picture is quite 



obviously the same figure that occurs in his later picture en- 
titled "Tobias and the Angel." 

The painting, which is anonymously lent by a friend of the 
Museum, will remain on exhibition for several months at least. 
Studied in conjunction with the admirable etchings by this 
master in Mrs. Hearst's loan collection, it helps to give a clearer 
idea of the genesis of Rembrandt's genius, and should prove a 
stimulating and inspiring object of study to all the younger 
artists in our community. 

» • • 

The Third "Pop" Concert by Hertz. 

Alfred Hertz' happy faculty for building programs that just 
hit the fancy of the average music-lover will again be divulged 
at the Curran Theatre next Sunday afternoon, January 12, when 
the third concert of the "pop" series will be given by the San 
Francisco Symphony Orchestra. That a capacity audience will 
be attracted is indicated by the vast proportions assumed by 
the advance sale early in the week. 

Herold, Sibelius, Massenet, Johann Strauss, Grieg, Saint- 
Saens, Gillet and Liszt will be represented in the prodigal feast 
of light music, all of the numbers of which are veritable master- 
pieces of their type. An extraordinary musical gamut is run 
from the impressionistic "Scenes Pittoresques" of Massenet to 
Liszt's perennially-popular third symphonic poem, "The Pre- 
ludes." 

None of the three numbers programed for the fourth pair 
of symphonies, to be played at the Curran Theatre on Friday 
and Sunday afternoons, January 17 and 19, have been per- 
formed hitherto by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. 
Two of the numbers announced by Alfred Hertz, Rimsky-Kor- 
sakow's symphonic poem, "Sadko" and Sinegaglia's overture 
to "Le Baruffe Chiozotte," will be offered for the first time in 
this city. 

The important number will be Schumann's Second Symphony 
in C Major, Opus 61, unquestionably this composer's greatest 
symphonic work. The second and third movements of this 
symphony, "scherzo, allegro vivace" and "adagio expressivo," 
are particularly regarded by authorities as Schumann's most 
beautiful achievements. 

* * * 

Alcazar Theatre. — Each week sees a new layer of artistic 
achievement cemented into place as the alert Alcazar manage- 
ment builds up its much needed permanent dramatic structure. 
The assembling of the New Alcazar Company came at a 
psychological moment when San Francisco was eager for smart, 
up-to-date plays acted and staged with real artistry. General 
Manager E. D. Price is carrying out the definite policy that 
made the old Alcazar of before the fire, an institution of coast 
to coast fame. The infusion of new blood is one essential. 
"Nothing But the Truth," a comedy of infinite wit, vivacity 
and humorous situation, opens at Sunday's matinee. It v/ill in- 
troduce Walter P. Richardson in the role created by William 
Collier. Mr. Richardson is a leading man of youth, personal- 
ity and versatility, who has New York recognition, and the 
prestige of being one of the most successful American actors 
ever featured in Australia. He remained there two years, 
scoring in widely dissimilar roles as young Joe Bascom, in 
"Turn to the Right," and old Nick Van Alstyne in "The New 
Henrietta." The cast of "Nothing But the Truth," is more not- 
able than that of the road company that previously presented 
it here. Belle Bennett, is the witching society belle, whose 
heart and future are the stakes which inspire a young broker 
to win his bet that he can speak nothing but the truth for 
twenty-four hours. That fine aristocrat of society drama, 
Emelie Melville, is especially engaged. "Daddy Long Legs," 
with Belle Bennett as Judy, and awaited with great interest, 
will soon be presented, and many recent New York releases 
will follow. 

» * * 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will be headed 
by Stella Mayhew, one of the greatest favorites that have ever 
appeared in vaudeville, who will sing songs new and old. Better 
than ever does she sing her songs, and better than ever does 
she rout the insidious gloom. For her coming engagement, Miss 
Mayhew has an act that completely eclipses her former efforts. 
There are many comediennes in vaudeville, but there is only 
one Stella Mayhew. Eddie Borden, a sterling comedian who 
is always worth v/hile, will appear in "The Law Breaker," writ- 



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ter. for him by H. P. Warner. "The Law Breaker"' is a gen- 
tleman burglar who is not a burglar at all, merely an excuse 
for a line of patter which amuses the audience immensely. 
Irene and Bobby Smith are two dainty girls who are not only 
attractive in appearance, but also sweet singers. Their ef- 
forts are a bit out of the ordinary, and their songs are sure to 
be popular. Harry and Grace Ellsworth, brother and sister, 
excel both in song and dance. They are an exceedingly in- 
gratiating pair and their performance makes an irresistible ap- 
peal. Sarah Padden will repeat her tremendous success in 
"The Eternal Barrier." George La Maire and his assistant, 
Clay Crouch, in the laughable skit, "The New Physician," and 
Gus Edwards Annual Song Revue, with Olga Cook, the young 
American prima donna, supported by a company of thirty, in 
the musical. comedy, "The Fountain of Youth" will be the re- 
maining numbers. The latest series of the Hearst Weekly and 
the Official American Red Cross Picture, "Russia — A World 
Problem," will be interesting features of a delightful bill. 

* * * 

Columbia Theater. — The first presentation in the United 
States of the great photo-play, "Ravished Armenia," will take 
place at the Columbia Theater Sunday the 19th inst. It is the 
life story of Aurora Mardiganian, the one Christian girl who 
escaped from the Turks in the awful massacre of Armenia. 
Some starting scenes have been taken by the camera and 
private showing of the picture give promise of its cause to thrill 

the world over. 

* * * 

The University of Cali- 
fornia announces two lec- 
tures by Ivan B. Stough- 
ton Holborn, F. R. G. S., at 
the red room of the Fair- 
mont hotel, Saturday morn- 
ings, January 11 and 18, at 
eleven o'clock. This noted 
lecturer on art and poetry, 
who has lectured before 
more than one hundred in- 
stitutions in America, in 
addition to talking in Eng- 
land. Scotland, France, 
Switzerland, Germany and 
Canada, combines instruc- 
tion with entertainment and 
his subject for this Satur- 
day will be the "Modern 
Interpretation of Brown- 
ing." Next week he will 
discuss "The Modern Spirit 
in Poetry." 

The Educational Depart- Mme. Lina Reggiani, the Oper- 




atic Soprano, who will Sing 

at the Fairmont Lobby 

Concert Sunday Night. 



ment of the San Francisco 
Y. M. C. A. is preparing for 
a number of attractive 
courses which are to be 
held both afternoon and 

evening. These include courses in public speaking, salesman- 
ship, psychology, and other subjects which are of interest to 
men in every walk of life. The courses are conducted in ad- 
dition to the regular day and night school of the San Francisco 
Association. R. L. Johns, Educational Secretary, is ready to 
furnish information on these courses upon application of all in- 
terested persons. 



AIR EMBAUME SACHET AT TECHAL1 TAVERN. 

Those ladies who received samples of Air Embaume Sachet 
at Techau Tavern on New Year's Eve have been completely won 
to this superior production, which is from the laboratories of V. 
Rigaud of Paris France. Rigaud is well known as the maker of 
these delectable perfumes, Mary Garden, La Lilas, De Rigaud 
and Carolina White and the new sachet is worthy to take its 
place beside these productions. 



"How did so many of the men who are in training camps 

happen to get influenza ?" "We give up." "Because they were 
in the draft." — Nashville Tennessean. 



Advices have been received by General Agent Geo. H. 

Tyson that the increase in capital by the Great American In- 
surance Company of New York, has been fully paid, and that 
the new statement will show the following figures : 

Cash Capital $ 5,000,000 

Net Surplus in excess of 10,000,000 

Surplus to policy holders in excess of 15,000,000 

Assets in excess of 30,000,000 

This corporation, always a leading American Company, will 
now rank amongst the largest companies in the world. 

Arrangement is also under way for the inauguration of busi- 
ness at an early date in various parts of the civilized world, 
including Europe, South and Central America and the Far 
East. Agencies are now being planted in Cuba and Porto Rica. 

Maggie had a new baby brother, which everybody 

agreed was such a baby as had never been seen before. One 
day the baby was being weighed, and Maggie asked what that 
was for. "Oh," said her father, "Uncle George has taken a 
great fancy to baby, and he's offered to buy him for a shilling 
an ounce." Maggie looked startled, "You're not going to sell 
him, are you daddy?" "Of course not, precious," answered 
daddy, proud to see his little girl loved her brother so. "No. 
Keep him till he gets a bit bigger," the child went on; "he'll 
fetch more money then." — Tit-Bits. 




ORCHESTRA 

AlfredHcrtx. Conductor. 



3rd "POP" CONCERT 

CURRAN THEATRE 

SUNDAY AFT. JAN. 12, 

AT 2:30 SHARP 



PROGRAM: Overture. "Zampa," Herold. " Valse Trisle." Sibelius; "Scenes 
Pittoresques," Massenet; Overture. '■' The Fledermaus " ("The Bat"). Johann 
Strauss; " Solvejg's Song." " Wedding Procession,' 1 Grieg; " Serenade." Pain t- 
.Saens: " Loin du Ral," Gillpt: 'The Prelude," Liszt. 

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THIS WEEK —Cyril Maude. Comedy "GRUMPY" 

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NEW ALCAZAR COMPANY 

With WALTER P RICHARDSON and BELLE BENNETT 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 




The King is Dead — Long Live the Jester. 

"The King is Dead — Long Live the Jester," is the motto for 
the Mardi Gras ball which will as usual illuminate the Fourth 
of March. 

The world made safe for Democracy is reflected in the plans 
for the forthcoming frolic. Kings and Pomp and Court Pag- 
eantry somehow do not seem to reflect the spirit of the day, 
and so the happy idea of a circus parade flashed across the 
image of one member of the committee and communicated 
itself to the most drab and dull imagination. 

To be sure King George and Queen Mary seem in no danger 
of having their crowns amputated from their royal heads and 
all the world would weep were King Albert of Belgium and his 
royal conson deprived of a happy reign over a country that 
knew incomparable despair and grief in which the King and 
Queen helpfully shared. But as for the rest of the deposed mon- 
archs, most of whom are expatriating in Switzerland, playing 
at the game of "Kings Ex,'" and "shaking with destiny for 
beer," they offer no material upon which to build a pageant. 
There are plenty of picturesque monarchs in the hinterland, 
but just now, no one seems enthusiastic about digging up one 
of these "gents" — nor is there any more pleasurable promise 
in voyaging into the past in search of a queen who would fit into 
a picture that would hang well on the line of the present mood. 

"The King is Dead — Long Live the Jester." Could anything 
be more appropriate? 

® ffi © 

Sume Committee to Run Mardi Gras. 

The committee in charge met at the St. Francis on Monday 
morning and formally voted to have a circus and to hold the 
affair at the Civic Auditorium. These main features out of 
the way, they repaired to luncheons to talk over details which 
will be gradually made public. 

The women in charge of the fete this year include the trained 
and tried experts who have .annually enriched the social his- 
tory of California by the perfected enterprise officially known 
as the Mardi Gras ball. The women who are responsible for 
this year's affair include the Mesdames Harry H. Scott, Harry 
Poett, Laurence I. Scott, George Cameron, Horace Hill, Henry 
Kiersted, Walter Martin, William H. Taylor, John Merrill, and 
Miss Emily Carolan. 

The preliminaries have often bumped the committee hard, 
jeopardized the dispositions of the most amiable, and freighted 
with responsibilities the male relatives of the sporsors, but 
the ball itself always flashed on the calendar without a s'ngle 
jarring note left over from the preliminary discords. 



They Have Learned a Few Things. 

For example there was the year when the workmen who 
contracted to put down the hardwood floor and the boxes in 
the Palace Hotel threatened a strike because the committee 
would not agree to a ruinous rate of payment ( and they learned 
about contracts from that) ! 

And there was the year when the disposition and arrange- 
ment of the boxes was given to a lady who paid up all her so- 
cial obligations and rebuked her enemies by assigning the 
boxes in the order of her friendships — contriving to have some 
utterly impossible ones constructed from which all view was 
obstructed, r.s a special tribute to her enemies. The committee 
had to undo all her machinations just the day before the ball 
(and they learned about cats from her). 

And there was the year when they dallied around so long 
with their decision about where they should hold the ball that 
for a time it looked as if there would be no ball — and the St. 
Francis eventually entered into an agreement with them and 
a building was put up on the lot back of the hotel for the sole 
purpose^ of housing a pageant for a night (and they learned 
about dilatory decisions from that). 



Wanted — Jennie Crocker for the Monkey. 

A circus presents possibilities galore none of which v/ill be 
overlooked. One of the most successful affairs ever given at 
the Burlingame Club in the pre-war days was a circus stunt. 
Jennie Crocker and Walter Martin — I think it was — did the 
prize stunt of the evening — the identity of the man is not im- 
portant, but even the most remiss memory cannot fail to recall 
Jennie Crocker as a monkey — the cunningest little monkey that 
ever did tricks that seemed almost human! One of her feats of 
the evening was to scale up the wall and depend from the chan- 
delier with as much agility and .ease as the real article. She 
managed to get into the most unexpected places — up on a 
ladies decollete shoulder — on the back of a man — or a chair — 
it mattered not — and no honest-to-goodness monkey would ever 
hr.ve suspected her of the bar sinister! 
© © © 

New Red Cross Lunch Room. 

The new Red Cross lunch room in the building in the Civic 
Center is a genuine contribution to the joy of living through the 
noon hour. As a piece of decoration it surpasses anything of 
the kind in the country — so a Red Crosser who has gone the 
rounds told me the other day. Miss Anne Bremer was given 
autocratic power to produce beauty without expending much 
money and she accomplished that supposed impossible task. 
Mrs. Max Sloss, Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor, and that group 
of women who have done so much work together, are in charge 
of the lunch room where a properly balanced meal, prepared by 
expert dieticians, will be served to the general public at a mod- 
erate price. It is expected that the lunch room will not only 
be self-supporting, but that it will add up into a goodly sum of 
profit that can be applied to other Red Cross needs. The in- 
flux of women into that district has not been accompanied by 
the opening of a dainty lunch room, and it was to supply this 
need that the venture was started. Apparently the men in the 
neighborhood intend to make use of it too — for the feminine 
contingent by no means makes up the noon population. 
© © © 

Passport to a Far Country. 

Letters have been received from Marion Crocker and the 
group of girls who went over with her telling of the work which 
is still needed in France and the useful tasks to which they 
have been set. All the girls write of the epidemic of influenza 
v/hich is evidently still raging over there. They know by this 
time of the sad toll that it has taken here. No one is more 
sincerely mourned in the younger set than Kate Crocker, who 
was just waiting for her passports to join her sister, Marion, in 
France. In order to fit herself for work, she was training as a 
nurse in one of the local hospitals. During the delirium she kept 
plaintively asking why her passports did not come, and finally 
her mother gave her an official looking document and told her 
that she could now rest quietly and happily, as the passports 
had come. She seemed better after that — but then the end 
came suddenly, and she died with the smile on her lips and the 
supposed passport in her hand — a passport to a far, far country. 

© © © 
Dancing at the Fairmont. 

Although the holidays are over and San Franciscans are 
taking a rest after the gaieties of the season, there is no diminu- 
tion in the attendance at "Rainbow Lane" in the Fairmont 
Hotel. In fact so popular has this gathering place become 
that dancing is begun at seven o'clock every night, except Sun_ 
day, instead of at eight, and until one o'clock, merriment reigns 
supreme. Producing Director Winfield Blake, and Musical Di- 
rector Rudy Seiger, are constantly making changes in the enter- 
tainment offered by the "Fairmont Follies" and visitors from 
New York who have seen the best cabaret shows offered in 
the metropolis, say that there is nothing better to be found 
there than in "Rainbow Lane." Vanda Hoff, the inspirational 
dancer, is offering a novelty in her "Tunisian Dance," while the 
other specialties are novel and fetching. 

The Sunday evening concerts are a feature at the Fairmont, 
the beautiful lobby always being crowded with an appreciative 
audience of music lovers. This Sunday evening Lina Reg- 
giani, the soprano from the La Scala Opera Company, will be 
the vocalist and her numbers will include "Caro Nome," from 
"Rigoletto;" "Kiss Me Again," from Victor Herbert's "Mile. 
Modiste;" "Chsrmant Oiseau," from the "Perle de Brazil," and 
"La Partida," by Alvarez. 



January 11, 1919 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips 



•>•> 



By Archer C. Palmer 



It has often been said that the American mind revels in su- 
perlatives. Nothing is ever ordinary. It is either the largest 
or smallest, the best or the worst of its kind. Seldom is it given 
the rating of "medium," which, nine times in ten would cata- 
logue it properly. 

Likewise the policy of our various governmental departments 
is either "all right" or "all wrong." And so accustomed have 
we become to investigations into our war activities during the 
past few years that we grow ill at east if any particular de- 
partment seems to be running smoothly and without the need 
of a probing committee. We adopt the attitude that "if some- 
thing ain't wrong, 'tain't right" and demand to know the worst 
or the best at all times. 

It is not improbable that, early in the war period there were 
times when the "bitter truth" about our ship construction would 
have given comfort to the enemy. It was therefore excusable 
to make public only that part of the truth which would best 
serve our ends. The more ships the Germans thought we were 
building, the weaker became their morale. Camouflage and 
propaganda were no small part of our campaign; but in the 
process of fooling the Huns a great many very good Americans 
have been led to expect much greater results than has been 
accomplished. 

There has been a note of warning discernible in the recent 
utterances of Shipping Board officials concerning the return of 
requisitioned ships and the apportionment of government built 
tonnage. It has the tone of an effort to disillusion those of us 
who have allowed ourselves to think too well of the achieve- 
ments of the ship builders. 

So continuously has the deafening roar of the riveting guns 
been sounded in our ears for the past two years that we are 
prone to believe the country's harbors overflowing with vessels. 
But now that the time of reckoning is near, the necessity of pre- 
paring the public mind for realities seems to have been recog- 
nized. 

Immediately after the armistice was signed delegations from 
almost every port of any consequence in the country began call- 
ing upon Shipping Board officials with requests for a nice large 
slice of the newly built merchant marine. At this same time, 
came also many demands for the return of requisitioned vessels. 

There seemed to be no doubt in the minds of these port repre- 
sentatives that there would be an abundance of ships to fill all 
needs and they confidently asked that a generous portion of the 
fleet be awarded them. 

John H. Rosseter, director of operations, is bearing the brunt 
of these instant demands which are as just and reasonable as 
they are incapable of immediate fulfillment. He is having an 
exhaustive report made of the tonnage requirements of every 
harbor in the country. This will be the basis of the final allo- 
cation of ships to the various trade channe's when that becomes 
possible, which will be in about 18 months to 2 years, judging 
from the present outlook. 

The Shipping Board will first endeavor to release all vessels 
taken from private owners in order that the various lines may 
have the same tonnage they possessed before the war made it 
necessary to commandeer their ships. In the event the same 
ships that were taken are not available to turn back to their 
owners, the Board states that a satisfactory adjustment on an 
equal tonnage basis will be made. 

In line with this plan is the recent order releasing all ships 
under 4,000 tons capacity. This affects about 15 boats form- 
erly operated from this coast, and the majority of them from 
this port. The vessels will pass to the control of their owners 
as they reach their various ports of destination. 

But Mr. Rosseter tells us that the further release of this ship- 
ping must come slowly and proportionately to the requirements 
of the country, and he assures the Pacific Coast that in the final 
accounting we shall have no cause for complaint. He says. 
"There will be no discrimination in favor of, or against any 



section of the country. The requirements of trade will be con- 
sidered as our ships are freed from the military necessities. 
In peace times ships have been built in Atlantic yards for Pacific 
trade and will be built in Pacific yards for Atlantic trade. The 
point of construction of tonnage will not be considered in the 
allocation. But fears of San Francisco and Seattle that they 
will be disci iminated against, are groundless. Every one, in- 
cluding the country as a whole, is going to get a square deal, 
and we are going to release the ships to trade under actual con- 
ditions just as rapidly as possible." 

* * * 

A good long stride in the right direction would be the ac- 
quisition of the harbor by the municipality and the appoint- 
ment of a Director of Commerce as is proposed in a legisla- 
tive bill recently prepared by Assistant City Attorney Milton 
Marks for the Commercial Development Committee of the 
Civic League. 

Under the proposed plan it would be ten years before the 
city would acquire full control — the power of appointing the 
Harbor Commission passing from the Governor to the Mayor at 
the expiration of the terms of the commissioners, viz: in two, 
eight and ten years. 

The Director of Commerce, whose salary is placed at $30,000 
would, however, have full executive management of the hprbor 
from the beginning. Concerning the selection of the Director, 
Attorney Marks ?ays : "The object intended is to s^rjre the 
best business manager \n tlrj world for the Harbor of San 
Francisco, and the act provides that he must be a person 
thoroughly and expertly familiar with the management and con- 
duct of the principal ports and harbors of the world, and that 
he shall be fitted by training, experience and recognized com- 
mercial standing, to develop, expand and improve tlie business, 
shipping and commerce of the entire State." 

The bill is to be discussed by the City, County and State offi- 
cials and will be submitted to the next legislature, according to 
present plans. 

* • • 

The action of the United States Shipping Board in letting 
ship building contracts to foreign countries at a time when thou- 
sands of Ameiican workmen are being thrown out of a job by 
the cancellation of contracts in this country, is being severely 
criticized and denounced by labor organizations everywhere. 

Several months ago arrangements were made with Chinese 
yards for the construction of six steel vessels to cost $32,500,000 
and with Japanese yards for twenty such shies at a cost of 
$ 100,000, 000. 

John A. McGregor, Pacific Coast representative of the Beth- 
lehem Steel Company, recently sailed for Kobi, Japan, where 
he will establish a branch office of the Shipping Board in order 
to supervise the construction of a pait of these vessels. It is 
said that he will also make a report on conditions in China, 
with a view to establishing an American owre d yard there. 

* * » 

It is doubtful if any vessel ever discharged a more valuable 
ergo, or one that brought joy to the hearts of more California 
people than did the little government boat that steamed along- 
side of Pier 14 last week and set ashore those 500 odd boys of 
the 143rd Field Artillery. 

* • « 

The Alameda and Potrero plants of the Bethlehem Ship- 
building Company, turned out forty steel vessels during 1918, 
..ccording to a report recently rendered to the home office in 
Bethlehem, Pr.. Most of the ships were of the high tonnage 
merchant typ e 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 



Theodore Roosevelt, perhaps, can be considered 
Roosevelt, the most typical American since Washington. 

He represented the period of American history 
in which he lived with quite as much expressiveness, if with a 
little less distinction. Whatever we may think, the United 
States of today is not the United States of Washington, but it 
is summed up more nearly in the personality of Theodore 
Roosevelt than any other American of the present or recent 
generations. Undoubtedly that is the reason for the Colonel's 
great popularity. Everyone admired him whether they agreed 
with him or not. He was a mighty fighter, and like all fighters, 
he liked power. This may have been a weakness in him toward 
the end, but with his love of action it could not very well have 
been otherwise. He always demanded a cleared ring, and he 
was always dramatic from the moment he started. He en- 
closed the thunder and lightning of a god and was a practical 
politician at the same time. Even that touch of the swash- 
buckler in him surfacing so many real qualities was fascinat- 
ing. He carried behind it all the guns of the elemental, and 
so could not help but be close to the human heart. Big as the 
wind that sweeps the world clean, he had little of the poetry 
of night. His voice was outspoken courage reaching every 
crevice. He thought very often with his blood, but it was al- 
ways a man's blood. He was one of the real lions of a democ- 
racy which alone could produce his type. 



Some people are taking the liberty of calling 
The Slackers, others "slackers.'' This applies particularly 
to shipyard workers. 

The only person who has the right to call another a slacker 
is the man in uniform — the soldier or the sailor. 

To him we must concede the right to ask any of us for an ex- 
planation as to why we were not summoned to the trenches. 

It is a great presumption upon the part of one shipyard 
worker, and more so upon the part of an outsider, to call one 
who worked in the shipyards a slacker. 

This charge has been used as camouflage to dislodge and 
keep from the shipyards a certain class of men — namely those 
previously engaged in business and clerical positions in order 
that those originally there might control the situation. 

The shipyard worker — even the man who went there to avoid 
the draft — was not a slacker. You who call him a slacker — 
what did you do for your country? 

As a matter of fact — and this is well known to many who 
make the charge — employment in the shipyards did not exempt 
anyone. Men engaged in ship building were drafted and sent 
into the trenches. In order to get exemption it was necessary 
for a shipyard worker to be a skilled mechanic or to show that 
his services were indispensable to the Government, and that 
his position could not be filled by others doing similar work, 
and these facts had to be verified by his superiors and certi- 
fied to the Exemption Board by a representative of the Emerg- 
ency Fleet Corporation. 

The man who served his country in the shipyards is entitled 
to credit for what he did — even if he did get well paid for it, 
and did not disassociate himself from the comforts of home. 
Without his contribution of manual effort, the United States 
Government would not have been able to transport in American 
vessels, 46 per cent of the 2,800,000 troops brought to France, 
the war would not have been so soon brought to a conclusion; 
and "more American lives would have been lost. 

Now thnt peace has come, each man should remain at that 
work or resume that position for which he is best adapted. 



Californians are naturally very much 
Henry. M. Robinson's interested in the mission to France of 
Mission. Henry M. Robinson, assistant to 

Chairman Hurley of the United States 
Shipping Board. Commenting upon and amplifying upon the 
fact that a Californian has been charged with the important 
duties, which will occupy Mr. Robinson while abroad, Chas. C. 
Moore, Director of the State Council of Defense of California 
says : 



"Mr. Robinson is also a member of the National Council of 
Defense and left for France January 2d as special commis- 
sioner of the United States Shipping Board on cabled instruc- 
tions from Edward N. Hurley. Under Mr. Robinson's direc- 
tion the work of collection from the various departments of the 
Government, all of the material covering the conditions under 
which the American Merchant Marine must finally operate, 
has been carried on. 

"There are three questions of vital importance to be con- 
sidered. First shall our ships be Government owned or shall 
they pass into the hands of private corporations? Second will 
any form of ship subsidy be necessary? Third will it be neces- 
sary to make any change in the Seamen's Act? None of these 
questions can be decided definitely until the foreign situation 
is investigated. It is, however, evident that it will be im- 
possible to obtain a proper type of men for the new merchant 
marine unless full protection is given the American Laborer 
afloat. Great Britain has already met the American wage scale. 
There is no particular reason why the question of ship sub- 
sidy should come up until the question of Government or 
private ownership of the ships is decided. 

"Even if the ships do become privately owned, it is possible 
that there are a number of ways in which American shipping 
can be aided and protected against unfair competition without 
going into the dangerous question of direct subsidy at this 
time. However, it is absolutely impossible and certainly un- 
wise to go into the argument on any of these three great ques- 
tions until the necessary data is obtained and a complete 
study of the situation has been made, and it is for this reason 
tbat rot only the Shipping Board itself, but also members of 
the House r.nd Senate have declined to be drawn into any dis- 
cussion of the subject at the present time. 

"Henry M. Robinson is a financier, a banker and a lawyer 
of wide experience. He has been closely associated with the 
steel industry, with Morgan & Company, with the Bankers 
Trust Company, with the American Telephone & Telegraph 
Companies, with various power corporations, with the Redwood 
Lumber Operations in the West, with rubber companies and has 
had some connection with ship construction. 

"During the first year of the war he served on the Council 
of National Defense. For years he has been director of the 
Nr.vy League and was called to Washington last July by Mr. 
Hurley to make the present studies." 



Closer ties of friendship will bind the 
Why Italy Joined United States and Italy as a result of the 
the Allies. world's war, according to the belief of 

Captain Charles H. Merriam, of the 
Committee on Public Information, who, during the coming few 
months, is going to devote much of his time to explaining to the 
American people the great part taken by Italy in saving the 
world from the Huns. 

"All that Italy could expect from victory was practically of- 
fered to her as a bribe to stay out of the war. Germany made 
the offer and probably would have lived up to the bargain," 
declared Captain Merriam. 

"But Italy could not be bribed, bullied or coaxed. She real- 
ized the despercte game that Germany was playing and the 
ertire strength of the nation was mobilized to resist the plans 
of the Mittleuropa dreamers. 

"Italy suffered terribly, unbelievably, during the entire war. 
She was short of coal and iron, short of food and money. Of 
all countries she had to fight hardest against German propa- 
ganda. Her banks and her stores and her big business enter- 
prises were controlled by German money. Every conceivable 
intrigue was organized to keep Italy out of the war and to make 
her quit. German propaganda caused the Caporetta disaster 
and all but ruined the Italian army. 

"But Italy kept the faith and played the game squarely from 
every standpoint with her allies. The Italians love and admire 
the United States and in the future there is going to be a closer 
national friendship between these nations." 



January 11, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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A LYRIC. 

I pluck the flowers that grow and wonder, dear, 
If they can be the souls of flowers that were, 
Flowers gathered in that fragrant, happy year, 
Adorning love more ardent and more fair — 
For all the beauty of the world can be 
Only swaet memories, my love, of thee, 
Aiid every flower that blooms in but a thought 
Of spring that was, the sighs an autumn brought. 

I pluck the flowers tonight and wonder, sweet, 
If my heart given thee was but a flower, 
A rose worn only to tread 'neath thy feet, 
The fleeting fancy of one pretty hour, 
Oh, were it so, then shall I not repine 
To have won you a moment, felt the link, 
And pledged my life with something so divine, 
Though death, itself, lurked in the sparkling drink. 

Billee Glynn. 



A LITTLE BOY IN THE MORNING. 

He will not come, and still I wait; 
He whistles at another gate 
Where angels listen. Ah, I know 
He will not come; yet if I go 
How shall I know he did not pass 
Barefooted, in the flowery grass ? 

The moon leans on one silver horn 
Above the silhouettes of morn; 
And from their nest-sills finches whistle, 
Or, stooping, pluck the downy thistle. 
How is the morn so gay and fair 
Without his whistling in the air? 

The world is calling; I must go. 
How shall I know he did not pass 
Barefooted in the shining grass? 

Francis Ledwidge. 



ESCAPE. 

One day I said : 

"I will forget that army of the dead. 

Bright steel and flashing saber, gun and sword. 

I must put from remembrance. The loud word 

Of War and Hate for one brief hour shall be 

Cast from my mind and spirit utterly." 

Then I went forth where light winds whispered, where 
The world was wrapped in Beauty's gossamer. 
And the long shadows in the scented lanes 
Were lovelier because of sudden rains. 
And apple blossoms trembled on the trees. 
And far an anthem rang that was the sea's. 

The distant tumult and the loud distress 

Were lost for me in God's loveliness. 

But in the evening, when the lilacs swayed. 

I whispered: "Life of sterner stuff is made. 

Give me this dream — oh, let us keep all dreams ! — 

But there are deeper and profounder themes. 

When the red hosts of War beat at Life's gate. 

Who dares to tarry and ignobly wait ? 

Who dares forget the proud and royal dead? 

I am ashamed!" I said. 

Charles Hanson Tomcne. In AinsUe's. 



TAKING A HAND. 

Today the English-speaking commonwealths and the French 
republics, drawing to themselves the other democracies of the 
world, just as the magnet attracts the iron filings, must stand 
together and may in time create something in the nature, to 
use a much-abused and perhaps misleading term, of a Super- 
State, which Super-State can act as the interpreter of those 
common aspirations for peace and justice of the world; and 
then the freedom of the sea will mean that kind of freedom 
which we enjoy in the streets of New York or of Philadelphia 
or Chicago, that freedom which a regulated community main- 
tains because the police are there to repress by law, without 
hatred but with the maximum of clerity and effectiveness, those 
who would break the law. The great Anglo-French-American 
combination, commanding the spiritual and material forces of 
those nations, would insure a freedom of the sea which would 
mean a free sea for all who wished to travel and trade thereon ; 
but when any nation attempted to interfere with the orderly 
life of other communities, would have to reckon with that great 
democratic force, which would try it and, finding it wanting, 
would suppress not its freedom but its lawlessness. That may 
be something of a prophecy, but today we have ceased from a 
miserable, pusillanimous neutrality that seemed immoral and 
thc.t was rapidly becoming dangerous for our future; we have 
stepped from out a selfish isolation into co-operation with the 
great progressive forces of the world ; there is now every reason 
to believe that we will tend to realize the dream of old-time 
idealists and philosophers, and create a new order out of which 
minor incidents, such as the freedom of the seas, will naturally 
flow to aid mankind in his efforts for the only real peace — that 
which is based upon law and justice. — C. Op. 



MANY OUT-OF-TOWN VISITORS AT THE PLAZA. 

Visitors from all parts of the United States gave the corri- 
dors of the Hotel Plaza a decidedly metropolitan aspect the 
past week, which Manager Carl Sword says reflects the great 
cosmopolitism of San Francisco, and emphasizes her claims 
as being the principal travel center of the West. Among the 
many prominent people who recently registered at the Plaza 
are the following: 

P. Rogers and wife, Auburn; J. L. Zeller, Long Beach; Lee 
Davis and wife, Modesto; Jack Moulton, Stanford University; 
John Buckley, U. S. N.; Arthur B. Eddy, Woodland; M. Day- 
ton, Oakland; C. Powers, Berkeley; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Camp- 
bell, New York City; S. P. Hollingsworth, Stanford University; 
Stanley Gough, Stanford University; H. J. Mengel, Mare 
Island; H. W. Forshey; H. H. Luff; D. L. Seaton; Mr. and 
Mrs. Hugh Henry Beaver, Tonopah; H. A. Simms, Chicago; 
Mrs. R. B. Young, Los Angeles; Mrs. Emma Gates, Los An- 
geles; J. E. Knight, Redlands, Cal.; R. T. Eskridge (Major, 
U. S. A.), Portland; H. I. Fox, Navy; Frank W. Hanlon, Hono- 
lulu; W. C. Tucker, Los Angeles; Alvin H. Turner, Modesto; 
C. O. Wheeler and children, Chicago; W. V. Mayo, City; Mrs. 
Ruby Nickerson, Modesto; N. Emerson, City; L. J. Adams, Mc- 
Dowell; Mrs. L. T. Ziegler, Richmond, Cal.; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. 
Gary, Piedmont; E. A. Shawe and wife, Oakland; E. E. Brooks 
and wife, Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burriss, Merrill, Ore.; 
A. Stanley Jones, wife, family, and maid, North Battleford; 
Arthur Remington, Olympia, Wash.; Lieut. W. F. Mullally, St. 
Louis; E. H. Jones, Stanford; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lawrence, 
Seattle; Mr. D. P. Wood and daughter, Berkeley; A. N. John- 
son, Seattle; Lieut. L. Boardman, Fremont; Capt. W. J. Han- 
cock, Fremont; Mrs. Mechan Fretsch, Petaluma; Jewel Hodg- 
son, Santa Rosa; Albert Joseph, Fresno; F. D. Fleming, Seat- 
tle; T. B. Brennan, U. S. N.; Thomas Barton, Fremont; C. D. 
Foss, Oakland; Mrs. C. C. Robinson, State College, Pa.; Mrs. 
J. J. Boles. Colusa; Ewing J. Belli; Mrs. G. A. Crawford, San 
Diego, and Sara Lee Chapman, Dallas, Texas. 



"Pop? "Well, Junior — " "I was just reading that, for 

its size, a flea can jump farther than any other creature." "So 
I understand." "And I was just thinking if a flea on a dach- 
shund should jump — " "Yes — " "How surprised it would be 
when it lit to find it was still on the same dog." 



Ted — Where is the sea serpent generally seen ? 

Down at one of those Prohibition seaside resorts. 



Ned— 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 



A Thrilling Story of the Argonne Battle 

By Color Sargent Fred W. Spandau of the 363rd Infantry 
Sargent Spandau is a San Franciscan, and This Story was a Letter He Had Written to His Mother in This City 



France, Oct. 5, 1918. 



Dear Mother :- 



This story of my experience is one I never will forget as long 
as I live, and the sights will be before my eyes for many years 
to come. Sherman did not make it strong enough when he gave 
his opinion of the war, and all the boys will vouch for that. 

On the night of September 25th, at dark, we started to march 
to the French trenches to commence a drive over territory which 
was occupied by the Germans for the past three years. We 
were taken in wet dugouts, holes way under the ground, and 
about two o'clock in the morning our artillery started a barrage 
which lasted until about 8 o'clock in the morning, and I never 
saw such a sight or heard so much noise in all my life. The big 
shells were whistling very loudly over our heads and the sky 
was lit up all the time from the flares from the big cannons. 

Early in the morning our boys went "Over the Top," Septem- 
ber 26th, and they sure deserved a world of credit for their 
bravery, courage and fighting spirit, facing every imaginable 
thing possible, such as machine gun fire, infantry, snipers, gas, 
high explosive shells and shrapnel. We closely followed them, 
and the weather was very foggy and wet. We no sooner got 
started than the Germans opened machine gun fire on us, and 
we all had to lie on our stomachs and listen to the bullets 
whistle by. After treading our way through ruined German 
trenches, barb wire, and entanglements, we got located on a 
hill in some woods, where I experienced my first high explo- 
sive shell fire. 

You cannot imagine what these things are, for they are large 
shells some as big as 18 inches in length and six or eight inches 
in diameter. When these shells hit the ground they immediately 
burst and the fragments, which are very wicked looking pieces 
of rough hard steel, fly in all directions and just tear a fellow 
to pieces. In this attack in the woods many of our friends and 
officers were wounded, several being blown to pieces, some be- 
yond recognition. We would hear the shells whistle towards 
us and would lie on our stomachs, wondering whether or rot 
it would be labeled for us. I kept my eye on the Colonel, who 
surely proved himself a wonderful man, both in coolness and 
gameness, and in the midst of this shell bombardment he con- 
tinued the advance. 

We got out of the woods and went down a small ravine where 
more machine guns opened upon us, so once again we wee 
compelled to lie down. Then a few German aeroplanes came 
over, saw us, and opened up machine gun fire on us. We could 
hear the bullets whistle by and strike in the ground all arourd 
us. Gee, you cannot imagine what thoughts run through a fel- 
low's mind, when he is just lying down expecting to be killed 
at any minute. We made a very big advance the first day, 
capturing many prisoners, and passing many dead bodies on the 
way, bcth our own and the Germans. 

It was getting close to dark, so we had to find a place to 
sleep at night. We all picked out shell holes, and dug them a 
little deeper, so as to protect us from flying shrapnel as much 
as possible. All night long we could hear the moans and 
groans of the wounded, for it is impossible to treat everybody 
immediately and many have to lie for many hours before medi- 
cal aid ever reaches them. I wrenched my knee slightly in 
the woods where we received our first bombardment, and had 
a very hard time walking. We had to leave all our blankets 
and clothing behind, so had nothing whatever to put on, and I 
was never so cold in all my life. Beaman and I decided to 
sleep together all the time so that if one got it we both would, 
and we had to get up several times at night to exercise and 
get our blood in circulation. It sure was a hard night, with 
cannons roaring all night, and I was glad when morning came 
again. 

We continued our attack in the morning, and it sure was a 



tough one. German prisoners say we struck them dumbfounded 
when we continued to attack and advance in the midst of ma- 
chine gun fire, for it seems the French and English never could 
get up courage enough to do that. We established our P. C. 
and it was not long before we got shelled again, so decided to 
advance a little further forward. We were spotted by the Ger- 
man observers, who opened up a heavy high explosive shell 
fire on us again, in addition to machine guns and snipers. We 
actually laid flat on our stomachs for two and one-half hours 
with large shells bursting all around us. Several of our boys 
were killed and many wounded, and we were continually relay- 
ing the call for the stretcher bearers to come forward. After 
sevcal hours we advanced a little further and then decided to 
dig in for the night. 

Well, my dear, we were all tired out and it sure is a hard 
strain on any man. We dug our holes and it started to rain 
like the devil. Our good old Colonel called Beaman and mt 
in his hole and gave us some coffee and jelly and toast, and it 
sure was a treat. No amount of money could have bought it 
from me. Well, it was cold and raining, and we slept in water 
two and three inches deep all night, and it sure was a bad one. 
Imagine sleeping in a wet clay hole, with several inches of 
water on the bottom, and without a blanket or coat to put on. 

I got wet to the skin, both on body and legs, and could not 
stand it any longer, so had to get up about 3 o'clock to get a 
little circulation in my body. 

I was so numb when I got out that I fell down, but walked 
back and forth for a long time and got warmed up a little. 
Never shook so much in all my life and never thought a man 
could freeze so much without freezing to death. Everybody 
was in the same fix and all were frozen. When daylight came 
everybody was all in and cold, expecting relief soon. My knee 
was so stiff I could not walk without limping, but the orders 
were to attack again, and forward we went as usual. 

The big guns were continually roaring all the time, and by 
this time we thought nothing of machine gun bullets whistling 
by us, but all dreaded the wicked looking fragments from the 
shells, which just tears a fellow to pieces. Some pieces are 
as big as your fist and range in smaller sizes. They have the 
roughest and sharpest edges imaginable. It was extremely cold 
weather all day, and being wet right through and hungry, the 
boys were pretty well all in, but all willing to do all that was 
asked of them. 

We continued our advance the third day, and, on getting es- 
tablished, found they spotted us again and opened up on us 
once more with their heavy shell fire, so once again we fell to 
our stomachs, no shell holes being around, and expected any 
of them to land on us. One of our runners was seriously wound- 
ed, and two others badly cut from flying fragments. The run- 
ner near us shot himself twice, being right along side of me, 
and all of that stuff went against the grain, for I am pretty 
touchy in things like that which concern others. He was not 
dead when we moved, and begged that we kill him and put him 
out of misery, but war is war and we had to advance and leave 
him there to die. 

We walked about 100 yards out in the open when we were 
again spotted. The Germans have many observation towers 

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and could see every move we made. Aeroplanes would fly over 
us and then give a signal, which meant another bombardment. 
I again found a shell hole and stayed there tor over an hour 
during the bombardment, several boys being killed and wound- 
ed right along side of us. We still continued our advance and 
located a spot where we again decided to dig in for the night. 

I was cold and shivering all day, for the weather was cold 
and damp, with occasional showers, and our clothes did not 
have a chance to dry. We dug our holes and as usual, froze 
all night again. My right knee was still very sore, and my left 
foot was badly swollen from the wet and cold. I only had one 
pair of socks, so had to take a pair away from a dead German 
body to wear. He had a few brand new extra pairs of knitted 
socks. Imagine my left foot all swollen and my right knee 
all sore. I sure had a hard time navigating. I was sent to the 
Division Headquarters that morning, and finally found it after 
dodging many shells and climbing over many hills. I knew 
some boys from the Division, they being way behind the line:;. 
I was clay from head to foot, both on my blouse and pants. The 
boys down there surely treated me fine and gave me a good hot 
cup of coffee, some syrup, bread and some warm hash. 

All were wondering when we would get our relief for all 
were dead tired and all in, and many, many boys were wound- 
ed. Our Regiment was all crippled up, but still the boys had the 
old fighting spirit and were willing to follow any orders given 
them. Many boys got sick, many were shell shocked and had 
to be taken to the hospital and, all in all, it was a badly used up 
outfit. 

All the time we were waiting for our relief, for it was never 
known before that boys would indulge in open warfare like 
that for more than three days, but no relief ever came, and we 
later found out the reasons. We were doing the best work in 
the entire Army Corps and were advancing too rapidly, the Di- 
visions on both our right and left being way behind us, so we 
just had to lie around and wait for the other Divisions to get 
caught up with us. They were relieved several days before 
we were for the reason that we were doing such fine work. 

We established our P. C. where we stayed for about three 
days, with orders just to hold the line and not to attempt to ad- 
vance until the other Divisions were on a line with us. This 
cost us very many casualties for we were continually being 
shelled. I had a hole dug in the side of a bank, and one morn- 
ing Beaman and I were working together during a bombard- 
ment. It got so that we thought nothing of the whistling sounds, 
but one came very close to us, about six feet to our right, so 
we both almost kissed the ground with our faces. It made an 
awful racket, and on looking up saw two men lying dead at 
the foot of our hole, and two of our officers wounded. It sure 
is a very tough life, Ma, but its all in the game and we have 
to put up with it. I never thought I would see my friends get 
blown to pieces right alongside of me, and expected it any 
minute myself, but the good Lord was with me and your pray- 
ers surely went a long way. The most cheerful time of our bat- 
tle was in our last hole, when our mail orderly delivered eleven 
letters to me, which I read during the bombardment, and which 
surely contained the best news I received yet, for it said you 
received some of my letters and knew of my safe arrival. 

One day was a repetition of the other, and we spent rire 
nights and eight days in this battle, something never accom- 
plished by any one before. 

General Pershing would send out the 91st Division many let- 
ters of praise for their good work. Said great things were ex- 
pected of the 91st Division but they came far ahead of all ex- 
pectations. All along the rest of the lines our Division is now 
known as the Bull Dog Division, and out of our Division our 
good old Colonel Cavenaugh is receiving the most praise. 
which stands the 363rd Infantry far out in the limelight. 

At last on our eighth day we were notified of our relief com- 
ing and we were all so happy we could have shouted aloud with 
joy, but the Division to relieve us got lost at night so we were 
forced to spend another night out. We were relieved the morn- 
ing of the 9th day, and here we are back behind the lines, still 
within sound of the roaring canons, all tired out and resting 
up. We are now located in some woods, and expect to leave 
here any day for a much needed rest. We will have to reorgan- 
ize our Division now and get a replenishment of all clothing, 
and it will be some time before we are again called upon to go 
into action, for we surely did our bit and are receiving words 
of praise for it. I went down to the creek this morning and had 



a good wash, the first in nine days and felt like a new man once 
more. Our clothes are ripped and all soiled, but we are receiv- 
ing the finest of treatment once again. Had blankets issued us, 
also overcoats, so now get a nice warm sleep. 

This drive we were in, included the whole Western front, 
and is the biggest affair since the war started, and we all sure 
do hope it will end it before long. 

That's the story of my part in the battle, my dear, and al- 
though it may make you feel blue, I know you would only be 
sore at me if I didn't write and tell you, for I know you are 
nteresied in all of my doings. Most of the boys from the 
neighborhood came out in good shape and I sure felt good to 
tump into them on the battlefield and to find they were all right. 

Fred W. Spandau. 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

OARRATT-BRADFGRD. — Mrs. Lillian G. Hamlin of this city, formerly of 
Seattle, announces the engagement of her daughter. Miss Vera le 
Francis Garratt. to Lieutenant Holt W, Bradford of Portland, Ore. 

LUTGE-DERIAN. — At a party given recently at the home of Miss Louise 
Lutge nn Eighth avenue announcement was made of the engagement 
of Ehe young woman, who is a daughter of Louis Lutge, to Albert 
I lerian. 

MAKKEY-LEVETT, — Mrs. Eugene R. Carter announces the engagement 
of her sister. Miss Laura Markey. to Charles Martin Levett of New 
York. 

I 'ILL-SHORT -De ROPP. — Announcement was made recently of the en- 
gagement of Miss Olivia Pillsbury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace; 
Davids Pillsbury of tliis city, to Alfred de Ropp, Jr., son of the Baroij 
and Baroness de Ropp of Los Angeles and New York. 

PLATT- PENDLETON. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Piatt announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Miss Gladys Piatt, to Lieutenant Colonel 
Louis L. Pendleton. TJ. S. A. 

SIVERS- SHEPPARD. —The engagement has been announced of Miss Joy 
W. Sixers, daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. J. H. Sivers. to Ensign Robert 
B. Sheppard son of -Mis. Agnes Sheppard of this city. 

WEDDINGS. m 

BROWN-LARSEN.— The marriage of Miss Carolyn O. Brown, daughter 
■ if Mis. Hestor Voltair Loving, and Lieutenant Albert H. Lai sen. 

r. s. a.. lias been announced. The ceremony took place December. 
J'i. at St. Dominic's Church. 

BUTLER- YOUNG. — Miss Ruth .1. Butler and Fletcher McNutt Young 
were married on New Year's Day at the home of the bride's mother, 
Mrs. Fm ma Hart, in Piedmont, 

HEBERTON-DU BOIS.— A wedding of much interest to society here is 
that of Miss Helen Heberton of Philadelphia and Ernest Du Hois of 
San Francisco, which took place January 2d, at the country home 
of the bride's family at Chestnut Hills, near Philadelphia. 

Kim' [MAN-MEYER.— The marriage of Miss Gertrude Kochman ami 
Louis Meyer occurred on N<w Year's eve at the home of the bride's 
father, Morris Kochman, Rev, Dr. Nieto officiating. 

RENTSCHjLBR-McCHESNEY. Miss Ruth Dorothy Rentsehler. the 
daughter of Mr. and Mis. William Rentschler of this city, and Eld red 
Bruce McChesney, were quietly married on New Year's Eve at the 
Mission Congregational Church by Rev. E. Morgan Isaac. 

RICHARDS-BAUGHMAN. — Miss Louise Newcomb Richards, the daughter 
of Mr. ami Mis J. m. Richards of this city, was married to Lieu- 
tenant- Commander Edgar Baughman, i ". S, X., nn 1 December 31, at 
the Cathedral of Si. John the Divine, <<n Morningside Heights, New 
York City. 

golden Weddings. 

i ' ii:i: —Mr. and Mrs. Anatole Lobe celebrated their golden wedding 

with a reception at the home of their daughter. Mrs. Jacob Siegler. 
1260 Jackson street, last Sunday afternoon, 

LUNCHEONS. 
BISHOP.— Mrs. Roy Bishop gave a luncheon at her home Wednesday. 
COOPER. — Miss Ethel Cooper entertained at luncheon on Friday at her 

home as a compliment to Mis. Howard Huntington. 
I'l.i i»ii. — Miss Mary Emma Flood invited a number of her girl friends 

to be her guests at luncheon at her home in Broadway on January S. 
< ; LESS. — Mrs. Jules Gless was hostess at a luncheon and bridge party 

at her home on Pacific avenue Thursday. 
iivi.ANI >. — A charming bridge luncheon was enjoyed Tuesday at the 

home of Miss Florence Hyland when she Invited nearly a score of 

her friends t" meet Miss Gladys Piatt, one of the most recent of the 

brides-elect of the season. 
JUDGE. — Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J, Frank Judge entertained their friends 

at ;l large luncheon party at the Buriingame Club. 

MARTIN.— Mrs. Eleanor Martin had a few guests at the St. Francis at 

luncheon last Friday, and accompanied them to the symphony. 
NORRIS. — Major Charles Morris was the guest of his mother. Mis. B. F, 
NorriS, at an informal luneheon last Wednesday at the Hotel 

Richelieu 

REID, -Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, who, with her brother Ogden Mills, left 
for the East Thursday, gave an informal luncheon on Sunday at Mill- 
brae, entertaining a number of San Franciseo and Buriingame friends. 

si. i >.-*s — At tii.' Woman's Athletic Club Mrs M. C. Sloss was hostess Mon- 
day to about n (luzi-n ^u.-sts a i luneiieon. entertaining in honor of 
New York friends. 

TAYLOR.— Mrs. Win. H. Taylor. Jr.. entertained a number of the Mardl 

Gras Committee at luncheon at the St Francis on Monday. 

DINNERS. 

i 'I IA ['IN.— Last Saturday evening Mr. W. w, Chapin entertained at din- 
ner at Ids apartment in Stanford Court for his niece. Miss Betty 
George, of Mare Island. 

GERSTLrE. — Major and Airs. Mark Gerstle are among those who enter- 
tained dinner guests Thursday evening before the symphony concert 
at the Palace. 

GRAY. — Ensign Lawrence Gray gave :i dinner at the Palace Hotel Friday 
evening at which he entertained several members of the younger set. 

HAYNE. — Mrs. .lane Selby Hayne was hostess at a small dinner party at 

her home this week, having some friends in to meet Captain apd Mis. 
Fletcher Harper of New York. 



LYMAN.— Lieutenant and Mis. Edmunds Lymcn were guests of honor at 
a dinner given Monday evening at Fl Mirasol in Santa Barbara, by 
Tallant Tubbs. 

ROLPH.— Mayor James Rolph and Mis. Rolph entertained at dinner last 
Thursday evening for Canon Cahanel. 

SCOTT. — Last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Scott gave a din- 
ner party at their home in Buriingame. 

SHARON.— Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained several friends informally 
at dinner preceding the Symphony concert at the Palace Thursday 
evening. 

SMITH.— Mrs. Henry C. Smith entertained a group of the friends of her 
sub-debutante daughter. Miss Petty Smith, at a dinner party Satur- 
day evening. 

VAN ANTWERP.— Commander Y\\ C. Van Antwerp entertained a few 
of his friends at a farewell dinner party at the St. Francis on Mon- 
day night. 

TEAS. 
COX. — Mrs. Elmer Cox gave a small tea Friday afternoon at her home 

in Hyde street for Miss Grace La Rue. 
CROFTON. — Miss Katherine Cmfton was hostess at a tea party at the 

I lotel St. Francis Monday. 
1 1 VI. AN! i. —In compliment to Miss Gladys Piatt, whose engagement to 

Lieutenant-Colonel Louis L. Pendelton was an interesting announce- 
ment of the last week. Miss Florence Hyland entertained with a bridge 

tea at her home Tuesday afternoon. 
JOHNSON. — In honor of Miss Edith Young, the fiancee of Ensign Edward 

McLaughlin, Miss Frances Johnson gave a tea last week at tin- John- 
sun home nn Jackson street, 
LAWS' (N.— Mrs. Stephen Nerney. who has been visiting with her par- 

ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L Hughson. at. their home on Pacific avenue. 

was the guest of Mrs. Werner Lawsou at a small informal tea last 

week. 
McGRAW.— Wednesday afternoon Miss Evelyn McGraw was hostess at 

a tea in honor of Miss Helen Holladay at the McGraw residence on 

Green street. 
SMITH.— The Missis Marion and Ruth Davis gave a tea to some thirty 

or so of their friends on Sunday as a compliment to Miss Julia Smith 

of Juneau. Alaska. 
SPROTJLE. — Mrs. William Sproule entertained several friends of her 

daughter. Miss Marie Louise Baldwin, informally at tea at the Palace 

on Friday afternoon. 

WEEK-ENDS. 
' '..AM I'KTT. — Miss Cornelia Clampett was the guest of Miss Emily Pope 

at Del Monte over the week-end. 
I.< tPEZ.— < 'on inlander John Lopez, now stationed at Yerba Buena, has 

been spending the week-end as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. K. P, 

Schwerin at their home in San Mateo. 

DANCES. 

HARRISON. — In honor of her nieces, Miss Agnes and Miss Mary Har- 
rison, a number of young people were i ntertained at a dance Friday 
evening by Mrs. Alexander Harrison of Boston, who is passing the 
winter in San Francisco. 

OFFICERS' CLUB.— The Officers' Club at Menlo Park gave a dance on 
Friday night, which was well attended as usual by members of the 

younger set Of the peninsula. 

PARTIES. 

ST< )NFV. — Miss Katherine Stom-y, the attractive young daughter of 
Mrs. ] onzel Stoney, entertained a t'e\v of her friends at an informal 

evening party on Friday night. 

MUSICALE. 

BURKE, -Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Burke gave b delightful musical e at their 
home in Jackson street the latter pari of the week. 

ARRIVALS. 
CLARK. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles W, Clark and Mrs. Raoul Duval returned 
io san Mateo Wednesday from Del Monte, where they have spent the 

past two weeks. 

COLEMAN.— Miss Cara Coleman re tinned on Thursday from a visit to 

Del Monte with Mr. and Mrs. William Parrott. 

IMC LA MONT AN YA. — Mrs. Jacques de la Montanya has returned to San 
Francisco after a year's absence in the North. 

1 iH TRU IK. — Mr. and Mrs. Bdington 1 >.-ti iek have returner! from Carmei, 
whore they are planning to build a summer bom.- this year. 

LANK, — Mrs. Frederick Lane has returned from tin- Blast, where she was 
the guest of Mr. ami Mrs Franklin K. Lam- in Washington for sev- 
eral months. 

ROOS. — Major and Mrs. Robert Etoos and their small son have returned 

from Camp Lewis. 
BHAINWAXiD. — Mr. and Mrs ii. G. Shainwald arrived here from New 

York last wok. 
WHITE. — Mr. and Mrs, ,i. Barring ton White have returned to Buriingame 

after a short visit to Santa Barbara. 

DEPARTURES. 
BALLARJ >.— Mrs. Webb Ballard, Who has been enjoying a visit here With 

her parents. Mr, and Mrs. Clinton Jones, has returned to her home in 

Montana. 



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OERBV, Mrs. Hasket Derbj ins gone to Richmond. Va., where she will 

visll for ;■ few weeks with her mother, Mrs, Thomas H, r*eary. 
DEWEY, Professor and Mrs. John Dewey, who have i n visitors In 

San Francisco for several months, sailed Tuesdaj for the Orient. 
i ttlss Vdelaldi I e, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Foote, 

left for Washington on Friday, where she will visit for sum.' time. 
HAMMERSMITH. Miss Helen Hammersmith and Miss Ruth Lent left 

for Loa Angeles Sundaj The young glrla are returning to their 

boarding scl is, 

KOHL Mrs C, Frederick Kohl has gone to Santa Barbara to visit Mrs. 

Charles Wright for a fortnlghl or so, 
,\i< NTGOMERTT — < !ommander Alfred Montgomery, the fiance of Miss 

Alice Claire Smith, who was a guest at the Bohemian Club for two 

weeks, has returned to his station at San Pedro. 
O'BRIEN. -Mr. and Mrs. Edward Michael O'Brien, who make their home 

at the Palace Hotel, arc en route to the Orient to lie away until next 

May. 
PENDLETON. — Lieu tenant Colonel I. on is M. Pendleton left for Siberia 

Monday. 
SCHU LTZ. — Lieu tenant and Mrs. Lloyd Schultz, who have been here 

from Los Angeles over the holidays, left Tuesday for their home in 

tile South. 

TARPEY.— Mrs, M. F. Tarpey left Tuesday for the East, where she will 
join her husband. Lieutenant Commander Tarpey. who has been in 
the transport service in France. 

TEVIS.— Dr, Harry Tevis left Tor the Fast on Monday, where he will 
make an indefinite stay, 

r ri [AM.— Mrs, Isaac Upharo and her mother, Mrs. C. M. Oakley, have 
left for the East, where Mrs. Fpham will visit relatives. 

WH1TELAW. — Mr. and Mrs. George G. Whitelaw, who have been spend- 
ing the holidays in San Francisco, have returned to their home in 
Santa Barbara. 

Wl LSI »N. — Russell Wilson, who has been visiting his parents. Mr. and 
Mrs. Mountford Wilson, has returned to San Pedro. 



INTIMATIONS. 
Phillip King Brown will 



he at the Clift Hotel 



BROWN.— Dr. and Mrs 

this winter. 
BYNNER. — Witter Bynner of New York, who has been a visitor in Berk- 
eley, for several months, is now in Santa Barbara for a few weeks' 

stay. 
CLARK. — Mrs. Donaldson Clark of New York is spending- the winter 

Here at the Clift Hotel, 
i 'KO< 'KFTT. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryant Crockett have closed Croaknot, 

their beautiful country home in Burlingame, and will pass the winter 

in town. 
DE LATOUR. — Mr. and Mrs. George de Latour spent the week al their 

country home at Rutherford in Napa County. 
ELKINS. — Recent letters from Mrs. Burton Elkins, state her intention to 

remain in Paris until March, when she will come to California for a 

visit. 
GEORGE. — Miss Alice de Lamar and Miss Evangeline Johnson of New 

York have been the guests of Miss Betty George recently ;ii her home 

in Mare Island 

HALDORN. — Mr. and Mrs. Stuart lia.ldorn have taken apart nta at the 

Clift, where they intend passing the winter. 
IIKALY.— Mrs. Timothy llcaly has gone to New York tO be With her 

brother. 1 .i«-n h-n,iiil Jnhal Early IMrks. IT, S, N„ who is ill lien 

ECEE1 ER.— Mr. and Mrs. A, Starr Keeler of San Rafael have closed their 

Marin county home and will pass the winter months al the Clift. 
KOHL -Mrs. Frederick Kohl is the guesl of Mi and Mis QeOI 

eron at their home In Burlingame, where sin- will remain until Mon- 
day, when she will leave for New York and Paris, 
LA RUE. — Mrs. Hunter Uggetl will leave on Sunda] foi Los Angeles 

as the guest of Miss Grace la Rue. 
LIVERMOKE. — Mrs. Norman Liver ■ has closed hei homi on Rus- 
sian 1 Mil Tor several months, and is al I he I "MOtl* 

lesol," in Sonoma, fount > 

LYNCH. — Misa Helen St, Goar and Miss Kathetini Pi 

a delightful visit with Miss Helen Lynch al hei home ■ ■ n Paso 

Rubles. 

LYMAN.— Lieutenant and Mrs. Edmunds Lyman plan to spend tl 

spring In Honolulu. 
WENDELL. Mf, and Mrs, George Harrj Menden, Jr., who have been 

enjoying a ataj In Loa Gatoa will return to their home In town on 

January in, 
MURPH1 Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lawrence Murphy, who recently re- 

t Mine i from Washington, 

. lames I >, I'll. km. ha 1 .. llm-nt- al StflJlfOI ' 

NEILSON Mrs. William Delaware Nellson is visiting i B ■ ngame for 
a few days with her daughter, Mrs Christian de Gulgne, .lr. 

i>\\ i:\ Mrs. Arthur John Owen of Oakland is entertaining 
Ing visitor in the person of the Countess Constance Hill] 
the French Red Crosa worker 

RAMSDELL Mr Leland Stanford Ra mad el I and Mr Pi 

who have made their bono at Hillsborough for BOme line 

apaii.i, M the Fairmont Hotel 

SBSNON. The Misses Katherlne and Barbara Sesnon will entertain theli 

friends at a tea Januar) IS 

TEVIS. Mrs William S, Tevis s word b) cable thai 

Lieutenant William S I for the I'nlted - 

m r. and Mrs. Clemen! 

the holidays In New York 

\ \X FLEET Mis William faiv Van I 

ht.-r-in-iaw . Mr and Mrs Clark Van P 
lanes Ward will leave the end ol 
With her daugrlu 



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The Federal amendment involved in this case is the one 
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liquors as a beverage shall be prohibited. It was passed by 
Congress last December and now is in the hands of Governor 
Ccx for transmission to the Ohio General Assembly next Janu- 
ary for ratification or rejection. 

The object of the suit is to secure an order of the Federal 
Court restraining the Governor from carrying out his declared 
intention of presenting this matter to the Ohio Legislature when 
it convenes next month. 



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January 11, 1919 




"Where are we at,'' is a question if individually answered, 
would put an end to all the present business uncertainty and the 
sick condition of the people of the world. 

A large proportion of the business men of today are wasting 
time reading the daily papers about the conditions in Germany 
and her allied country, that could be put to better use planning 
for the future in this "Little Old U. S. A.," instead of wonder- 
ing what the outcome of it all will be. 

The outcome will be satisfactory. The soldiers "Over There" 
will tend to that, with the help of the big men that are holding 
the show. 

Peace means pleasure. We only live today — tomorrow never 
comes. Every hour we pass up that we can afford to devote 
to enjoying life is lost. We can not go back over our lives. 
We can not take our money beyond the grave. So instead of 
trying to save and hold onto every dollar we have, it is far 
better to see how much of this money we can afford to spend, 
getting all the sunshine out of life possible. 

In California we are especially blessed with a wonderful 
country, splendid roads, delightful climate; making an ideal 
playground. 

The rest of the U. S. A. has recognized this fact and come 
to our shores at every opportunity, while we here leave it to 
others to enjoy what is ours every minute of the time, without 
the consideration of a special privilege. 

You can not see or enjoy California without a motor car. The 
better the car the more enjoyable will be your pleasure. 

Today there is hardly an owner but what could sell his pres- 
ent car to advantage by owning. a better and newer one. Most 
of the cars of today have done war-time service. 

Three months ago a new car was not in keeping with the war- 
time spirit when we had to have our dollars ready for the Gov- 
ernment. 

Today an old shabby car is the sign of one or two things — 
we have not enjoyed the prosperity of the time, or else we lack 
personal pride and feel no disgrace in going around run down 
at the heel. 

Why retard business on account of World sickness. You 
may use every preventative and escape and within the next 
hour walk down the street and have a brick or a sign fall on 
you and they will be buying sweet flowers in memory of you. 
Why worry — You can't hold a winning hand against the fellow 
with the hour glass and scythe. 

It all comes back to the same point — why waste time — enjoy 
the hour — the minute that is here now — You're a long time 
dead. 

» » • 

The Liberty Sweepstakes race for a distance of 500 miles 
and a cash purse of $50,000.00, will be run on the Indianapolis 
Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 31, instead of May 30th, as 
originally announced. Popular demand by the patrons of the 
big plant and because of a feeling that Memorial Day will have 
a new meaning to the entire country influenced the Speedway 
owners to make this change. 

The name "Allied Liberty Sweepstakes" might well be ap- 
plied to the great Auto Classic, scheduled for May 31, 1919, 
because there will be contenders of both cars and drivers rep- 
resenting England, France, Italy, Belgium and the U. S. A. 
This is confirmed by a cablegram received from W. F. Bradley, 
Paris, France, who is the foreign representative of the Indian- 
apolis Motor Speedway, stating that two Fiat cars and three 
Sunbeams are available immediately for racing, and negotia- 
tions are being started to secure entries of these cars to be 
piloted by noted drivers, for the 500 mile race. 



Captain Francis X. Murray, better known along "automo- 
bile row" as Frank Murray, the noted Buick racing driver, died 
last Monday night. 

Frank Murray had just returned home after serving his coun- 
try in the great war. He was a captain in the Aviation Corps. 
During the short time the country was at war he crossed the 
Atlr.ntic four times, watching the progress of the Liberty en- 
gine in the great fleet of American aeroplanes. 

Murray had finished his work and had decided to retire to 
private life, taking up his work where he left off, with the 
Howard Automobile Company in this city. 

He had just arrived in this city on a visit to his family when 
he was stricken down. 

In his racing days he was one of the most successful and 
daring drivers on the Pacific Coast, and at the same time, one 
of the most modest of men. 

It is the passing of such friends that leave a void that can 
not be filled through life. Frank Murray has journeyed on, 
but Frank Murray is not forgotten, for his name is too closely 
woven within the early history of the motor car on the Pacific 
Coast to be lost in the ages to come. 

The gigantic task of flooring the three immense tents which 
are to house the Eighth Annual Automobile Show in Los An- 
geles, January 11 to 18, inclusive, is completed. This was a 
big undertaking, as it meant what would be equal to the flooring 
cf three circuses. 

It' was necessary to get the tents up well ahead of the show 
en account of the flooring and the unusually elaborate decora- 
tions. The committee in charge, headed by P. H. Greer, state 
that this will be by far the most elaborately decorated exhibi- 
tion of any kind ever held in the West. Decorations worth 
more than $150,000 will be used. 

By using the three big tents, over 150,000 square feet of ex- 
hibition space will be available. This will make the largest 
display of motor cars and trucks ever held in the West. 

* • • 

The motorist was looking disconsolate at his car that lay 
helplessly on its side on the border of a small plowed field. It 
had obviously slipped off the road. Presently a passer-by of 
the genial kind that will ask questions came along. 

"Hallo! Have you had an accident?" 

"No," returned the exasperated motorist. "I've just bought 
a new car, so I brought the old one out to bury it in this field. 

Got a pickax and shovel in your Docket you could lend me?" 

* « » 

Delegates from Butte county participated in the forming at 
Marysville of the Sutter Buttes-Tahoe to Ukiah Highway As- 
sociation and everything possible will be done here to promote 
the project. 

The purpose of the association is to secure the building of 
a highway from the coast of Mendocino county through the 
counties of Lake, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada and Placer to 
Lake Tahoe. 

The route suggested for this county is by way of Mooney 
Flat, on the west line of the county, to Grass Valley, Nevada 
City and eastward over Harmony Ridge and skirting Bear Val- 
ley to a juncture with the Lincoln Highway above Emigrant 
Gap. The proposed road from Nevada City east has long 
been projected and the route is ore of great scenic beauty. 

James O'Brien of Smartsville, is president of the association, 

and Secretary Chase of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, 

is secretary. 

» * * 

Aiming to start a country-wide movement that will result in 
a Federal policy of road building on a national scale, the De- 
troit Automobile Club has presented to President Woodrow 
Wilson a memorial asking his immediate action in the appoint- 
ment of a congressional committee to take the matter under 
consideration. The memorial, which is a deluxe affair bound 
in green morocco and vellum, was presented to the president 
by Representative Frank E. Doremus, of the first Michigan dis. 
trict. 

War-time transportation conditions, which seriously ham- 
pered movements of military supplies, is called to the Presi- 
dent's attention. It is asserted that with a national system of 
highways, motor trucks would have increased the nation's haul- 
ing capacity enormously and to such an extent that the rail- 



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roads would have been in a position to better handle war and 
domestic traffic. Action at the earliest possible moment is 
asked. 

* • • 

"So," said the old general, "you think you would make a 
good valet for an old wreck like me, do you? I have a glass 
eye, a wooden leg and a wax arm that need looking after, not 
to mention false teeth and so forth." 

"Oh, that's all right, general," replied the applicant enthu- 
siastically. "I've had lots of experience. I worked six years 
in an assembling department of an automobile factory." 

* * * 

Acting Superintendent Tehaney of the Motor Vehicle De- 
partment, announces figures to date for 1918 as follows : Re- 
ceipts, $3,411,408.85; registration: autos, 366,535; motorcycles, 
27,786; chauffeurs, 12,605; auto dealers, 2,286; motorcycle 

dealers, 186; substitutions: autos, 39,853; motorcycles, 1,738. 
* * * 

Mr. Jones, the auto accessory man, was looking over the 
credit sales-slips one day. Suddenly he called to the new 
clerk. 

"Did you give William Wilson credit?" 

"Sure," said the clerk, "I ." 

"Didn't I tell you to get a report on any and every man ask- 
ing credit?" 

"Why I did," retorted the clerk, who was an earnest young 

fellow. "I did get a report. The agency said he owed money 

to every accessory firm in town and, of course, if his credit 

was that good I knew that you would like to have him open an 

account with you." 

n * • 

Chicago will stage its Nineteenth Annual Automobile Show 
starting January 25th and ending February 6th, at the Mam- 
moth Coliseum, and the First Regiment Armory. 

There will be an innovation in that the first eight days — 
January 25th to February 1st — will be given up to a passenger 
car and accessory show. February 2d the buildings will be 
closed to the public, and from February 3rd to 6th, there will 
be an exhibition of motor trucks, the first Chicago has had in 
a number of years. For the latter event the Coliseum alone 

will be used. 

* * * 

"The high price of elephants has affected the timber trade 
of Burma to such an extent that an official has been visiting 
Canada with the object of securing mechanical tractors." — 
Daily Paper. 

He should be sure of a sympathetic reception at the head- 
quarters of the Grand Trunk. 

» * » 

The farm tractor school opened last Monday at Elk Grove 
and will continue for three weeks. The sale of farm tractors 
in this State seems to be limited only by the ability of manu- 
facturers to supply them, and there is a dearth of men compe- 
tent to operate them properly. When a machine costs from 
$1500 to $5000 or more the extent of its useful life is an im- 
portant matter, and the length of that life will depend greatly 
on whether it is run by one who knows how to operate and care 
for it properly or by one who only knows how to make it go 
for a while. A local need for trained men caused the estab- 
lishment of this course at Elk Grove, but all are welcome, the 
only expense being an enrollment fee of $2 to pay local ex- 
penses. 

* • » 

Any of our readers who still look upon a Ford car as a joke 
will be interested to learn that Mr. R. T. Nicholson, author of 
"The Book of the Ford," is now a regular contributer to 
"Punch." 

"Punch" brothers, read your "Punch" with care. 

For R. T. Nicholson of "ours" is there! 

* • • 

Indianapolis paused recently to admire the remarkable rec- 
ord in Liberty motor production achieved by the workers and 
officials of the Nordyke & Marmon plant. 

In winning the pennant awarded by the bureau of aircratt 
production for the largest percentage of production of Libertv 
motors in excess of the assigned quota, the workers and offi- 
cials established a mark which will lead to greater organization 
and labor effort. 



Celebrating the honors brought to the city and the plant, 
more than 5,500 employees and officials of the company and 
special military and civilian guests participated in a parade 
which was an unusual demonstration of industrial pride. 

Archer A. Landon, chief of production of the aircraft board, 
who ranks next to John D. Ryan, head of the aircraft activities, 
was one of the principal guests. 

* * * 

In 1914 the number of automobiles in Canada was 67,415, in- 
creasing to 189,320 in 1917. It is estimated that the number 
of cars in use at the close of the present year will be approxi- 
mately 250,000. With an estimated population of 8,000,000, 
this_ gives a proportion of 1 car to every 32 inhabitants, as 
against 1 for every 118 inhabitants four years ago. The num- 
ber of cars in use in Ontario this year is estimated at 110,000. 

Statistics have been compiled showing the occupations of car 
owners throughout the country, and from this it is apparent that 
90 per cent of all the cars in use are owned by persons whose 
occupations are such that the automobile in their hands is a 
utility enabling them to do more and better work. Nearly one- 
half the cars in use are the property of farmers. 



There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



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January 11, 1919 




Ted — Lushington is at the theatre all the time. He seems 

to be intoxicated with the chorus. Ned — Intoxicated? No 
wonder. That's the only thing left with a kick to it. 

Brown — I've just met a man who said I looked like you. 

Jones — What blithering idiot was it? I'll knock him down! 
Brown — You needn't trouble. I knocked him down myself. — 
Bridgeport Life. 

"Shall I sing Tosti's 'Good-bye,' inquired the young 

man who tries so hard to be entertaining. "I don't care whose 
you use," replied Miss Cayenne. "And don't bother to sing it. 
Just say it." — Washington Star. 

"I see you a good deal with young Flubdub." "Yes, 

auntie." "I hope you are not going to marry a spendthrift." 
"Oh, no. I don't think I'll marry him. But it's nice going 
around with one." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

At a political meeting the speaker made a jest, and find- 
ing that his audience had missed the point, he said playfully : 
"I had hoped that you would laugh at that." Then from a re- 
mote corner of the hall a plaintive voice broke the silence : "I 
laughed, mister." Then everybody did. 

"Boiled potatoes." says an expert on such matters, "are 

ever so much better if they are gently boiled." 
"The gentle way of boiling spuds 

To us is no surprise; 
We sometimes hum a lullaby, 

It helps them close their eyes." — Exchange. 

Shoeless, he climbed the stairs, opened the door of the 

room, entered, and closed it after him without being det' 
Just as he was about to get into bed his wife, half-aroused from 
slumber, turned and sleepily said: "Is that you, Fido?" The 
husband, telling the rest of the story said: "For once in my 
life I had real presence of mind. I licked her hand." 

Dobson: "Halloa, Henpeck, how's the wife?" Hen- 
peck: "Oh! Peggy's all right." Dobson: "Peggy! I thought 
her name was Maria?" Henpeck: "So it is; but, you see, 
Peggy is short for Pegasa, the feminine of Pegasus." Dobson : 
"Who was Pegasus?" Henpeck: "He was the Eternal Horse, 
and the Eternal Horse was an 'everlasting nag.' " 

At one o'clock on Boxing Day morning Jones staggered 

home. "Where have you been?" yelled his wife. " Shupper 
with the Brownshe," replied Jones, sleepily. "Storyteller!" 
remonstrated Mrs. Jones; or words to that effect. "Why, Mrs. 
Brown and her husband have been with me all the evening!" 
"Look here, my dear," answered Jones, defiantly, "as I was 
coming home I decided to tell that — hie — story; and that's the 
one — hie — I'm going to stick to." 

A very ragged individual invaded the office of a mil- 
lionaire and started describing his woes and sorrows in so 
graphic a manner that the millionaire was more affected than 
he had ever been before in his life. At last, with tears in his 
eyes, he rang the bell for his servant, and when the latter ar- 
rived, said to him in a broken voice, "John, put this poor fel- 
low out at once. He's breaking my heart." 

Young Tom Toote was spending a week in the country 

and had been invited to the beautiful home of a sweet young 
thing named Agnes. "What a charming place!" he said, en- 
thusiastically, to Agnes's proud parent. "Does it go as far as 
those woods over there?" "It does," remarked the somewhat 
unsympathetic father. "Ah, said Tom, still cheerily; "and to 
that old stone wall over there, sir?" "It does," came the gruff, 
answer; "and it goes as far as the river on the south, and to the 
main road on the north." "Beautiful!" put in Tom. "Yes," 
went on the old man, "but it doesn't go with Agnes!" Then 
Tom faded peacefully from view. — — 



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Worth $500 Per Acre 



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FOR SALE 

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^ One mile from Almaden Road, six miles 

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^ When in full bearing Walnuts are the 

most profitable of all crops. 
^ Six acres are planted in grapes. This 

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IjnNANCIAy 



The metal mines of California made an 
Metal Production output of gold, silver, copper, lead, and 
For 1918. zinc valued at $32,223,500 in 1918, com- 

pared with $37,685,985 in 1917, according 
to preliminary figures compiled by Charles G. Yale, of the San 
Francisco office of the United States Geological Survey, De- 
partment of the Interior. This is a decrease of $5,462,500 or 
14 per cent. 

The mine output of gold for 1917 was $20,087,504. The esti- 
mate for 1918 indicates a yield of $17,242,400 in gold, a de- 
crease of about $2,845,000. The deficit is, perhaps, less than 
had been expected in view of the war conditions, which had the 
effect of closing down entirely certain large producers and cur- 
tailing operations in others. 

There has been a great scarcity of skilled labor in the mines 
of the State and the operators have been compelled to employ 
older men and younger men than customary, with a resultant 
decrease in efficiency. Moreover, labor, supplies, power, 
powder, steel and other materials became so expensive that 
numbers of small mines had to close down altogether, and the 
larger ones curtailed operation. Again, owing to railroad re- 
strictions, it was difficult and sometimes impossible to obtain 
necessary machinery within any reasonable time. The condi- 
tions existing during 1918 have affected the deep mines much 
more unfavorably than placer mining. The low grade of the 
ore in the greater mines of the Mother Lode section of the State 
compels strict economy at all times, and with steadily rising 
costs in all directions it became impossible for some of them 
to continue operations except at a loss. As a result, several 
Mother Lode companies discontinued producing operations and 
contented themselves with keeping the mines clear of water 
until conditions might change. Other companies reduced work- 
ing forces, hung up part of their stamps, and virtually ceased 
their normal production. Some smaller mines throughout the 
State followed the lead of the larger corporations, but a great 
many of these ceased operations entirely for the time being. 
The cost of producing an ounce of gold, compared with what 
they received for it, became too great for them to continue. 
The deep mines of California, to which these statements refer, 
produce about 60 per cent of the gold in the State annually. 
The remainder of the gold, is recovered by various forms of 
placer mining, the most productive of which is dredging. The 
gold-dredging industry of the State continues to be generally 
prosperous, although no new extensive fields have been dis- 
covered. Nevertheless some smaller fields, notably in the 
northwestern part of the State, are receiving more attention 
than formerly, and some new and very large dredges have been 
installed in reasonably large areas. The dredging industry has 
not been so materially affected by war conditions as the quartz- 
mining industry, but it has nevertheless been hampered to some 
extent by lack of supplies and especially by less efficient labor 
than formerly and a lessened supply of electric power. 



sions are arrived at: Syrups have been made suitable for all 
the usual purposes, table use, cooking, canning, and preserv- 
ing. They differ from any at present on the market, but are 
preferred by many who have tasted them. Their principal use 
will be for the kitchen or the table, or for home canning a 
preserving. Under ordinary conditions they will be more ex- 
pensive than syrups made from beets or sugar cane and must 
depend for their market on those willing to pay a higher price 
on account of their different or superior quality. The market, 
therefore, will at first probably be small, but may develop in 
time to become an important outlet for much of our surplus 
grape crops. 



The statement of the Crocker National Bank, published 

in this issue, is a very interesting record of financial success 
and able management. This is all the more remarkable in that 
the war brought into the financial world so many new condi- 
tions, which were puzzling to even the biggest institutions. The 
showing of the Crocker National is a tribute to the progressive 
brains and integrity, which have always qualified its manage- 
ment. 



The report of the Anglo & London, Paris National Bank 

for the year ending December 31, 1918, published in this issue, 
shows resources of $115,134,798.17, and deposits of $72,3? 
406.22. One of the representative institutions of its kind, this 
tank with its many ramifications is a powerful force for prog- 
ress in the financial world. Its president, Mr. Herbert Fleish- 
hs.cker, and his able assistants are to be congratulated upon its 
present showing. The stability and efficiency of this country 
are well represented by such a concern. 



According to P. E. E. officials the deciduous season just 

concluded was the biggest in the history of the State. Twenty 
thousand carloads left California for the East, an increase of 
2,000, representing mostly shipments of wine grapes. The 
shipment of citrus fruits this year is expected to reach 50,000 
carloads. 



More than 40,000 tons of sugar, of a present value of 

nearly $8,000,00, can be conserved if "the 250,000 tons of wine 
and table grapes that cannot be used next year in the usual 
v/ay are made into grape-sugar," according to a report of the 
College of Agriculture of the University of California. The 
report states that excellent grape syrups can be made from our 
surplus table raisin and wine grapes. The following conclu- 



During one of the air raids that occurred in London a 

young man sought shelter in a cellar. Amongst the other 
"refugees"' was a young lady, who was on the verge of collapse. 
In her distress she kept crying out, "Oh, my poor father and 
mother! Oh, my poor father and mother!" The young man, 
thinking she had perhaps left her parents in a piace of great 
danger, did his best to comfort her. "Where are your father 
and mother?" he asked. To everybody's utter surprise, she 
replied, between her sobs, "In Ireland!" 



The 
Crocker National Bank 

of San Francisco 

CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS, DECEMBER 31, 1918 



RESOURCES 
Loans and Discounts 
U. S. Bonds 

Other Bonds and Securities 
Capital Stock in Federal ReserTe Bank of 

San Francisco 
Customers' Liability Under Letters of Credit 
Cash and Sight Exchange 



LIABILITIES 
Capital 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 
Circulation 
Letters of Credit 
Deposits 



$20,500,039.60 
5,542,115.00 
2,045,301.10 

150,000.00 

1,162,244.62 

12.689,546.76 

$42,089,247.08 



$ 2.000,000.00 
4.187.514.89 
1,973,000.00 
1,171.527.62 

$32,757,204.57 

$42,089,247.08 



IAS. J. FAGAN 
W.GREGG. J r 

Vice-President and Cashier 
J. B. McCARGAR Vice-President 
G. *V. EBNER Assistant Cashier 
B. D. DEAN Assistant Cashier 

J. M. MASTEN Assistant Cashier 



OFFICERS 
WM. H. CROCKER. President 
Vice-President D J. MURPHY 



Assistant Cashier 

AssisUnt Cashier 



F. G. VI ILLIS 
H.C. SIMPSON 

Asst. Manager Foreign Dept 
SPENCER SMILEY 

Asst. Manager Foreign Dept 

G. FERIS BALDWIN Audit™ 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
WM. H. CROCKER CHAS. E. GREEN 

CHARLES T CROCKER W. GRECG. Jr. 

IAS. J. FAGAN A F. MORRISON 

GEORGE W. SCOTT S. F. B. MORSE 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 



Save Minutes and Coin Them Into Dollars 



This is the eighth in a series of articles on personal and of- 
fice efficiency. Today's subject deals with the value of Minutes 
ar.d how to schedule work so as to accomplish big results in 
short hours, without worry or fatigue. The next article will 
deal with ways of applying these principles which have revo- 
lutionized mechanical trades and office work. — Editor. 



MAKING THE RIGHT USE OF TIME. 
By D. Herbert Heywood— Copyright, 1919. 

Time saving is one of the principle elements of efficiency. 
We all have just the same amount of time. It is the person 
who uses his time to the best advantage who gets ahead. It 
is sometimes more important to economize time than money, — 
for the right use of time brings in money in an ever increasing 
stream. Time is the capital which every one possesses. If it 
be used properly it soon materializes into financial capital. This 
fact is so generally known and admitted that every office or 
shop makes a pretense of saving time. But for the most part 
it is only a pretense. There is a great show of bustle and hurry. 
Every business place has such well intentioned specimens of 
industry, while all the time there is a lot of useless work and 
round-about methods which waste time and effort. When you 
find a man or woman who really economizes time, such a per- 
son usually forges ahead with amazing rapidity. He also gives 
a great push to a whole department. Perhaps it is you who 
will be doing this in your business or line of work because you 
are thoughtful enough to be studying this subject. 

Have you ever figured out how much time a bookkeeper loses 
in a week by the mere process of reaching to the ink-well to 
refill his pen? Just one hour. That is a dead loss in addition 
to the arm weariness which it causes. The remedy is a book- 
keeper's fountain pen which pays for itself the first month. You 
can take many other office operations and analyze their defects 
and find a remedy in the same way. But the greatest waste of 
time probably that occurs in most offices, stores and shops is 
the time spent in useless talking. Ten words are used where 
one would do. Most peoples 1 jaws are naturally loose and run 
on automatically. They wear themselves out and jar on other 
peoples" nerves by useless talking. If they would just stop talk- 
ing long enough to do some thinking they would at once double 
their value to the business and to themselves. 

To begin with make a time study of your day. To do this 
take a card or even a leaf in your loose leaf memorandum book 
and rule it into the hours and quarter hours of the business day. 
Check off the amount of time spent unproductively; for in- 
stance the time spent in getting ready to work after you have 
got to your place of business. Check off the time spent in use- 
less talk, time lost in red tape methods perhaps, time lost in 
doing things that you know upon reflection are useless or need- 
less. You will probably be surprised at the small amount of 
net time you have devoted to profitable work. Then think out 
the cause of each unprofitable quarter of an hour and remedy 
it in the future. If there is a Time Card or Chart used in any 
part of your Business take one of these and apply it to your in- 
dividual work. 

Set a time schedule for yourself for every half hour of the 
business day and work up to it. You may not be able to regu- 
late your work to the exact minute of the schedule, but at least 
you have set up a standard for yourself, something to aim at. 
Set a time for the beginning of every task with a calculation of 
the time it will take to do it and then compare the actual time 
it takes you to do it. You will soon be able to arrive at a stand- 
ard time for each operation. You can then use this as a measur- 
ing stick for judging the work of other people. Time saving 
study will soon become automatic with you. It will cease to be 
an effort and will become as interesting as a game. When you 
have formed fixed habits of this sort you will easily work up to 
a high plane of efficiency and by your example teach others to 
do likewise. 

Do not think that the object of these suggestions is to crowd 
you and overwork you. On the other hand it is to make your 



work easier and to give you more time for leisure and recrea- 
tion. It is to save you from having to work overtime. Working 
overtime and sacrificing rest is poor economy. Night work on 
top of day work seldom pays. The man who habitually cuts 
down his sleeping hours to do extra work at the office is not 
usually the big man or the successful man. That was the old 
idea of thrift and industry. The new idea and practice is short 
hours with no waste effort, — recreation and rest, taking up the 
work fresh every day. 

The man or woman who starts in today to systematize his or 
her time, whether it be in office, shop or home, will accomplish 
more in a week than was previously done in a month. This ap- 
plies all up and down the scale from office boy to manager. 
You will have no cause or reason to worry about things going 
slow or wrong after having done a day's work with proper sys- 
tem and without wasting any time. When your rest time comes 
ycu will rest. 

It is the worst kind of business policy to take busmess 
anxieties to bed with you. Let your day's system be your care- 
taker over night. If a business problem has not been solved at 
the end of the days' work, dismiss it with the thought, "The 
solution will come. I shall know by tomorrow." Your sub- 
conscious mind will work out the solution without any further 
effort on your part if your mind has been trained properly. This 
is how mental training and office or shop system dove-tail in 
together. It takes both together to make the big progressive 
man or woman. 

Of course there are times when any man who is doing big 
things will want to drill at a problem and hold conferences long 
into the night. But this is only occasional work, done with the 
zest of keen interest and with great things at stake. This kind 
of work is exhilarating not deadening and wearying like most 
kinds of overtime work. Edison is the greatest example of this 
kind of high pressure work and how a man can thrive upon it. 
There is a secret of how this can be done. Love your work. 
Then it becomes an absorbing pastime. 

If you are an executive, have your routine affairs so system- 
atized that you can attend to them in two to four hours, leaving 
the rest of your time for studying out new problems, or for 
creative work or recreation. If you are an employee, the time 
schedule which you adopt will soon enable you to get an added 
zest from every day's work and you will finish everything on 
time with a sense of triumph. You will have freedom from the 
worry and fatigue which is felt by the person who works with- 
out plan or system or schedule. 

Planning a proper time schedule should be every man's con- 
stant study. In addition to the daily desk calendar pad or card 
index for appointments and daily reminder of things to be done 
it is a good plan to have a desk calendar that shows a whole 
week's work at a glance. It keeps one day from being over- 
crowded and another from being comparatively vacant. It 
helps you to plan and schedule everything to the best advan- 
tage. A rule that one great executive lays down for doing a big 
day's work easily is to have his private secretary make a 
schedule of the ten most important things to be done that day. 
That becomes his program and nothing is allowed to interfere 
with carrying it out. This is a good rule to follow and in most 
cases it is best for a man to make out this schedule for himself 
a day in advance. He may find it best to condense the schedule 
to the five most important things, with a time allowance for 
ei.ch and then religiously do this work according to plan. 

We shall be very much interested to know how you are ap- 
plying the principle of systematizing time and the results you 
are getting. In the next article we shall go into further details 
on the subject of time and motion studies, and will show how 
great economies may be effected in offices, stores or in indus- 
trial work. 



Hokus — It seems to me the quarrelsome people all get 

married. Pokus — -Either that or the married people all get 
quarrelsome. 



January 11, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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With the reconstruction of devastated Europe comes the re- 
construction of last year's gown. Of course we will be allotted 
more finery now that the war is over, but the feminine world 
discards, to a certain extent, this privilege and decides that it 
is far more fashionable to be doing reconstruction work. 
Whether it is a gown or a village of beautiful France my lady 
is intensely interested. 

The "reconstruction" of a gown is in reality quite simple. If 
the lines of the frock are good, some little added touch like a 
collar and cuff set or some unique way of draping the skirt, will 
give an entire new and fresh look to the dress. 

Bits of Lace. 

Lace, the beautiful. There is always something about this 
filmy texture that bewitches even the most cautious of women. 
There is just a myriad of various little things lying about the 
shops, and each individual taste may be satisfied. Vests of 
filet lace, to be worn with velvet dresses, are at present very 
smart. In some cases there is a collar and cuff to match the 
vest, but one must be very careful not to overdo with an abund- 



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Trimmed With a Bit of Lace 



ance of lace. Just enough looks refined, but too much is in- 
clined to look cheap, even though the lace be of the most ex- 
pensive quality. 

Many dainty boudoir caps are developed from this network 
of design, and those that are particularly pretty are those 
fashioned after the style of Marie Antoinette. With this period 
one usually associates the most feminine modes of the history 
of dress. And as lace is one of the most feminine trimmings, 
it follows that developed after the Marie Antoinette style they 
are just glorious delights. 

Boudoir Gowns. 

One of the shops is showing an attractive selection of boudoir 
gowns, the inspiration for which was found in the Italian period 
of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These show batiked 
velvets, chiffons and brocades all in colorings typical of that 
period. For the woman of slender grace these models are 
shown. For, indeed, it is quite out of the question for one of 
awkward stature to adopt any of the period costumes. 



The Separate Skirt. 

The most necessary thing in life, especially to the business 
woman. Always these stand-bys are smart looking and so prac- 
tical. The one shown here has the side pleats and the buttoned- 
over flap as a feature, and the charming blouse worn with it 
makes the whole a stunning costume. The other frock has a 
dainty little yoke of net and puffed sleeves of net to correspond. 
The skirt is long and rather narrow and the buttons down the 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 11, 1919 



INSURANCE 



Local agents in Eastern Washington have combined in a 
fight to prevent the passage of a bill that will put the rate- 
making power in the hands of the Insurance Commissioner. 
The Insurance Confederation of this section comprises about 
two thousand business men and this body has issued a state- 
ment setting forth that fire insurance companies operating in 
Washington have in five years experienced an average loss 
ratio of 53 per cent; while a substantial part of the remainder 
has gone to local agents, fire protection work and salaries. It 
calls attention to the fact that the local agents constituted a 
large body of substantial citizens who give valuable service to 
the State and their customers; that the insurance companies 
spent during the past twelve months $20,000 in the inspection 
of industrial plants, food warehouses and stocks of goods 
deemed necessary in the prosecution of the war and that in ad- 
dition to this, sufficient was contributed for the maintenance 
of the insurance department to leave a surplus at the close of 
last year of considerably over $400,000 above the expenses of 
that department, all of which came from the premiums paid by 
purchasers of insurance within the State; that as a part of the 
work of maintaining a rating bureau, fire prevention experts 
are maintained in the three cities of the State — Seattle, Spo- 
kane and Tacoma, and that in addition to making up rates 
these men perform valuable service in so planning structures 
as to reduce the fire hazard. 

• • • 

The West Coast-San Francisco Life Insurance Company has 
sold its industrial business, aggregating about $11,000,000, to 
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. This Is the second 
time that the Metropolitan Life has come to the rescue of a 
local life insurance company with an industrial stone about its 
neck. The Pacific Mutual was the first company to be so re- 
li ved, and from the moment of ridding itself ot its incumbus 
that company found itself in posession of the necessary funds 
and at once began to develop into the magnificent company 
which it finds itself today. There is no doubt tnat the West 
.Coast Life will enjoy a like experience. In excellent condition 
today, this deal will at once place it in splendid financial con- 
dition as regards its ordinary life department, liie company's 
surplus will be materially increased and the future will lie safe 
and secure before it. Nearly $40,000,000 of ordinary business 
was on the books at the close of last year, $12,000,000 having 
been written during the twelve months preceding. 

» • • 

Manager Harry H. Smith of the Union Assurance Society 
and Law Union & Rock, announces the appointment of C. F. 
Hutchings as special agent and adjuster for the Pacific Coast 
department of these companies. His special field will include 
Northern California and Nevada, with headquarters at San 
Francisco. 

• • • 

F. A. Zeile has been appointed special agent for the Nevada 
Fire, and will cover Nevada and Eastern California, with head- 
quarters at Reno. Mr. Zeile, who was formerly cashier for 
the general agency firm of Edward Brown & Sons, was re- 
cently mustered out of the army with the rank of second lieu- 
tenant. 

• • • 

The New World Life of Spokane, Washington, closed a 
highly successful year. The amount written being in the neigh- 
borhood of $19,000,000, with reserves in good shape and a sub- 
stantial surplus. There was a marked advance in the amount 
of new business written over that of the previous year. 

• * • 

At the annual meeting of the Eastern Division Special 
Agents' Association of the Pacific Northwest, held at Spokane, 
H. B. Hagen was re-elected president, Geo. L. A. Lauer of the 
Continental, was elected vice-president; Chas. P. Brant, secre- 
tary, and Robert Valentyne, treasurer. 

» * • 

L. Eugene White is now special agent for the Arizona Fire 
for Arizona. His headquarters will be at Phoenix. Mr. White 
was formerly a special agent for the Maryland Casualty, in the 
same territory. 



Manager Shields, of the Equitable Life, called the field and 
office force together on Christmas day and celebrated the com- 
pletion of a successful year's operation in the thorough man- 
ner which characterizes his every undertaking. 

* * * 

C. T. Deatrick, Jr., has been appointed by manager H. H. 
Smith a special agent to succeed Leigh H. Robins. His head- 
quarters will be Los Angeles, and he will cover Southern Cali- 
fornia and Arizona. 

* • • 

G. L. West has been appointed underwriter for the Marine 
Department of the Phoenix Assurance at San Francisco, suc- 
ceeding S. L. Livingston, resigned. 

* « V 

John L. Whelan is now covering the San Joaquin valley and 
Western Nevada for the companies represented by the Benj. 
Goodwin general agency. 

» • » 

The live stock department of the Hartford Fire will be rep- 
resented in the California field by Thomas Mason of Los An- 
geles. 



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THE 



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NATIONAL BANK 

SAN FRANCISCO 

At the Close of Business, December 31, 1918 

RESOURCES 
Loans and Discounts 
U. S. Bonds to Secure Circulation 
Other U. S. Bonds and Certificates 
Other Bonds 
Other Assets 
Customers' Liability on Letters of 

Credit and Acceptances 
Cash and Sight Exchange 



$36,968,155.96 

3,500,000.00 

17,557,850.00 

7,833,420.80 

1,091,445.96 

13,081,487.52 
35,102,437.93 



LIABILITIES 
Capital Stock 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 
Circulation 
Letters of Credit, Domestic and 

Foreign Acceptances 
Bonds Borrowed 
Federal Reserve Bank 
Deposits 



OFFICERS 



$115,134,798.17 

, 4,000,000.00 
2,374,054.43 
3,500,000.00 

13,081,487.52 

2,106,000.00 

17,738,850.00 

72,334,406.22 

$115,134,798.17 



HERBERT FLE1SHHACKER 

Mortimer Fleishhacker, Vice-President Fred F. Ouer, 

J. Friedlander, Vice-President J. G. Anderton, 

C. F. Hunt. Vice-President Geo. A. Van Smith. 

E. W. Wilson, Vice-President V. Klinker. 

Harry Coe, Vice-President and Cashier J. S. Curran 

J. W. Lilienttial, Jr., Assistant Cashier A. L. Langerman, 

SIC. CREENEBAUM - - - CHAIRMAN 



PRESIDENT 
Assistant Cashier 
Assistant Cashier 
Assistant Cashier 
Assistant Cashier 
Assistant Cashier 
Secretary 
" THE BOARD 



STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE 

BANK OF ITALY 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL TRUST 

HEAD OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO 

December 31, 1918 

RESOURCES 

First Mortgage Loans on Real Estate - $29,915,661.41 

Other Loans (Collateral and Personal) - 29,953,373.52 

Banking Premises, Furniture, Fixtures and Safe 

Deposit Vaults (Head Office and Branches) 3.486.349 21 

Other Real Estate 302.817.75 

Customers' Liability and Letters of Credit • 420,010.96 

Other Resources 449. 415. 30 

United States, State, Municipal and 

Other Bonds - $14,538,649.45 

CASH and due from Banks 14,479.913.90 29.018.563 35 

Total - $93,546,161 50 

LIABILITIES 

Capital Fully Paid $ 5.000.000.00 

Surplus $ 1,250.00000 

Undivided Profits . - - 750,000.00 2.000.C00.00 

Dividends Unpaid 188.311.50 

Letters of Credit 420.010 96 

DEPOSITS 85.937.839.Q4 

Total - $93,546,161.50 

a p Giannlnl and w. it Williams, being separately duly sworn 
each For himself, Bays that said A, P Qlanntnl is President and that 
said w R Williams is Cashier of li.-- Bank of Italy, the Co 
tion above mentioned and thai everj statement contained herein 
is true or his own knowledge and belli 

A P Ql \NN1NI. 

\v i: WILLIAMS 
Subscribed and sworn to before me tins ::ist day ol ' 
l: IV 

THOMAS S. BURKES, Nolan Public. 

The Story of Our Growth 

As shown by a Comparative Statement of Our Resources 

DKCBMSBR a. IMH ...... | 

DECEMBER 31. Iittt, tljm.W-M 

I'l-V! MBBR .1 l-'iis JJ.iTl.'-' l, '.11 

DECEMHF.R .11. 1410 S..5.».»l M 

DECEMBER 31. 1912 $11. 228,814. ib 

DECEMBER 31. 1914 $18,130,401.59 

DECEMBER 31, 1916 - - - $39,805,995.24 
DECEMBER 31. 1917 - $77,473,152.79 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 $93,546,161.50 

NUMBER OF DEPOSITORS 

December 31, 1917. 141,298 December 31. 1918. 161.626 

Savings Deposits Made on or Before January 10. 1919, Will 

Earn Interest from January 1, 1919. 



and for tin- City ami 



NOTICE OF PROBATE. 

in tin- Superior Couil of the Stat,' of California, in ' Cit] and 

County of San Francisco. -No. 20484. Dept. No, 9 
In tin- Matter ,,i the Estate of HUGH M. TUCKER, a Minor 

IT APPEARING r.i THE SATISFACTION OF THE COURT from the 
verlf petition ol WIL] [AM l ' WALTHALL, the guardian of the per- 
son and estal HUGH M. TUCKER, a Minor, on rile herein, praylni 

"' an order ol sale of certain real perty, belonging td said ward, thai 

M is for tin' besl Interest ,,,' said " ird and necessary In order to pay the 
debts, expenses and charges of the sain Estate of Hugh .\l Tucker, a 
Minor, which have already accrued and which will or mas accrue here 

after, to sell tin- whol ' -aid real estate of said Minor; 

IT IS HEREBTT ORDERED thai the next of kin of said ward and all 
persons interested in said estate appear before tins Superior Court of 
the City and County of San Francisco, State of California, ai lis court 

loom in Hie City Mall, in Department 9 Probate, thereof, Ol 20th 

11 !1 of January, 1919, at ten o'clock V M , of said day, Una there to 

show cause, n any they have, win- an ,,i,i, a as prayed tor in the petition 

s lid not be granted to the said guardian to sell the said real estate 

"i said .Minor ai either public or private sale, tor the purposes mentioned 
in said petition. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this order lie published at 
least nine a week for three successive weeks before the day of said hear- 
ing in in,' News Letter, a newspaper printed and published in said City 
and County of San Francisco. 

one in open Court this 17th daj of December, mis. 

BERNARD J. FLOOD, 
„ . _ ... . Judge of said Superior Court, 

sau Francisco, California. 

I Endorsed) Filed Dec. 17. 191S. 

H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 
By H. G. BENEDICT, Deputy clerk. 
BARRETT & BARRETT, Attorneys for Guardian. 

502-505 Humboldt Bank Building. 
12-28— 1-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California 

County ,d' San Francisco. — No. 94097 
FRED ti LOWER, Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN LOWER, Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State ol California in and 
tor the City and County ol San Francisco, and the complaint tiled in the 
"Mi,,, ,,l Mi,. County Cleik of said City and County 

Th,' People of the Stale of California Send Greeting to: 
i. ltd, IAN LOWER, Defendant, 

Vu I' ARE I I CUC I '.V REQUIRED to appear in an action brought against 

yon by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court ol th,- Stat 

California, in and for the City and Counts of San Francisco, and to 
answei the Complaint tiled therein within ten days (exclusive of the day 

1,1 service) after the service on y ,i tins summons, if served within 

this city and County; or If served elsewhere within thirty days 

The said action brought to obtain a Judgment and decree of this Court 

dissolving the I is of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de 

fendant, on the ground of defendant's wilful desertion, also lor genera] 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment lor any moneys 

mges demanded in the Complaint as aiisinu upon c act, or will 

app!> to th,. Court foi any other relief den ded in the Complaint. 

a\ i x under my hand ami th,. seal of the Superior Court of Mi,, state 

' Cal in in and for th,' City and Cnnitv ol San I'Yatn :isc< i. this lllll 

, , "I I , .ml,, i \ | . . 1918, 

is, ah it. i MULCREVT, Clerk 

By 1. .1 WELCH, Deputj Clerk 
MePIKE .y- MURRAY, Attorneys tor Plaintiff. 
12 i in,' .si reet, San Pram is,',,. 

12-28—10-1 
SUMMONS (Divorce) 

In tin- Superior Court of th,- State ol Calil Is or th,- 

560 I tent N , i , 
ESTHER B EASTMAN, Plaintiff, vs. HARVEY W. EASTMAN Defend 

\, ti.iii brought in th.' Superior Court ,u th" Stt ,,i 

City and County of San ed in the 

Co tnty. 
'i'h-' People "f th,- Stat,- of California Send Greeting to: 

W. EASTMAN. Deft ndanl 
■"• • I " Alii: HEREBY DIRECTED to appear and answer the complaint 

. i nisi you iii I la' Sup,-, mi- Court 
Ol th.' Stat.- la, in and for tin' City and Count) "I San 1'iaii- 

II served 

iiv and County; or within thirty days if 
\n I notified that unless yon appear and answer a" 

ed, th.' said Plaintiff will take Judgment for any moi 

complain! i ||] apply 

other relief demanded in the complaint 
GIVEN in - perlor Court at th. 

intv ,.f s.ui Francisco, Stat,' of California, tins 2d da 
\ n 

H 

ACCCSTIN C. KKANK. Attorney for Plaintiff. 
.'"l s Hearst Bldg., San Frai 



City and 



I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 
WELCH. Deput) ■ 



12-11 in-t 



SUMMONS I Divorce) 

State of California in and for the City and 
- pt 7 
MARGARET KNOTT, Plaintiff, vs KENNARD KM 

in brought irt of the State of California In and 

fur the City and County "f San Francisco, ami ■ t tiled. In the 

inty. 

3) ad I Ireetii a 
KENNARD KNOTT, Defendant 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to ,n action brought against 

Plaintiff In the Superior Court "f the state of 

Ulty "f San Francisco, and to answer 
■ in within 

, 1 within this 

plaintiff 
rmplalnt 

ade. 
And 

1'lalntiff will lake Judgment 

■ r will apply 

GIVEN" under ■' 

dlfomla. Ulil 

H I MULCREVY. C 

By I. I WO.' 
S. PEERY Attorney for Plaintiff. 
950 Paclfi Cal. 









STATEMENT 



OF THE CONDITION AND VALUE OF THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF 

THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS 
AND LOAN SOCIETY 

HIBERNIA BANK 

DATED, DECEMBER 31, 1918 






ASSETS 
1 — Bonds of the United States ($9,992,932.80), of the 
State of California and the Cities and Counties 
thereof ($11,628,625.00), of the State of New York 
sj.l la.iiiiii.iiiu. of the City of New York i$l,o(i(i.- 
000.00), of the state of Massachusetts ($1,162, 000.00). 

of the City of Chicago ($650,1 .00). of the City of 

Cleveland ($100,000.00), of the City of Albany ($200,- 
000.00), of the City of St. Paul ($100,000.00). of the 
City of Philadelphia ($350,000.00), of the County of 
Bergen, New Jerse) ' ,000. the actual value of 

whirl, is $27,887,943.58 

2 — Miscellaneous Bonds comprising steam Railway 

Bonds ($2.244, Street Railway Bonds ($1,284,- 

000.00), and Quasi-Public Corporation Bonds ($2,242,- 

000.00). the actual value of which is 5.390,816.25 

3 — Cash In Vault and on 'I 'I deposit in banks 4,053,758.53 

4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 

actual value of which Is 32,473.210.25 

Sahl Promissory Notes are all existing Contracts, 
owned by said Corporation, and the payment thereof 
is secured by First Mortgages on Real Estate within 
this state, and the States of Oregon, Nevada and 
Washington. 

5 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, the 

actual value of which is 267,495.51 

Said Promissory Notts are all cxistine; Contracts 

owned by said Corporation, and arc payable to It 
at its office, and the payment thereof is secured by 
pledge of Bonds and other securities. 
6 — (a) Real Estate situate in the Citv and Countv of 
San Francisco ($1,124,538.68), and in the Counties 
of Santa Clam ($1.00). Alameda ($57,168.68). San 
Mateo ($21,823.15). and T.os Alice!,- f$77,778.06), in 

this State, the actual value of which is 1,281,299.47 

(b) The Land and Building In which said Corpora- 
tion keeps its said office, the actual value of which 






m 



7 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 



977,109.45 
278.825.19 



TOTAL ASSETS $72,610,458.23 

LIABILITIES 
1 — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to and 

the actual value ,,r which Is $69,797,611.40 

Number of Depositors.... 85,803 

Average Deposit $807.33 

2 — Accrued Interest on Loans and Bonds 278,825.19 

3 — Reserve Fund, Actual Value 2,534,021.64 



TOTAL LIABILITIES $72,610,458.23 

THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND i.iian SOCIETY, 

By B, J. Tobin, President. 
THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 
By J. O. Tobin, Assistant Secretary. 
STATU OF CALIFORNIA, 
City and County of San Francisco — ss. 

IC. .1. TOBIN and J. O. TOBIN, being cadi iitiiv sworn, each for 
himself, says: That said E. J. TOBIN is President and thai said 
.1. ii, TOBIN Is Assistant Seoretan ol THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS 
AND LOAN SOCIETY, the corporation above mentioned, and that 

tile I'ol er,,mr- sta IrllU'llI is trUO. 

E. J. T( IBIN, I 'resident. 

J. O. TOBIN. Assistant Secretary. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1919. 
CHAS. T. STANLEY, 
Notary Public in and for the City and County of 
San Francisco, State of California. 







ESTABLISHED JULY 20, 1856. 

ITER 

Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 





VOL. XCVI 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1919 



NO. 3 



The SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVER- 
TISER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Freder- 
ick Marriott, 269 Minna Street, near Fourth, San Francisco. Cal. Tele- 
phone Kearny 3504. Entered at San Francisco, Cal.. Post-Office as second- 
clasa mall matter. 

London Office — George Street & Company, 30 CornhiU, E. C. England. 

Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN 
FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER AND CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER should 
jent to the office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year. $5; 6 months. $2.75. 
Foreign: 1 year $7.50; 6 months, $4.00. Canada: 1 year, $6.26; 6 months, 
$3.25. 

It took four weeks for Dr. Hassler, City Health Officer, 

to convince the Supervisors that we must wear "flu" masks. 
They are hard nuts to crack. 

A contribution should be started for the benefit of Swift 

& Co., the meat packers. During the past year their profits 
amounted to only $21,157,277. 

And as is always the case, the poor will abide by the 

law; but not the rich. These have been storing wines and 
liquors in their cellars, enough for two generations. 

And now they come with the news that Nicholas Czar 

of all the Russians, is alive. We hope this is true; so that he 
can see with his own eyes, what all the Russians are doing, 
thanks to his tyrannical government. 

Taking from Peter to pay to Paul. That is what a young 

man named Lindsay Eales has done. Employed in a large 
jewelry store in this city, it is said he stole precious gems, 
which he sold, to pay his doctor's bills. 

Picking up sixteen of the 42 different products raised 

by the California farmers, it is estimated by the Department 
of Agriculture that the value of said 16 crops amounted to 
$320,000,000 last year. And the farmers are still kicking and 
thinking of raising prices. 

We know little or nothing of market affairs. But As- 
semblyman Baker of Los Angeles, ought to know, when he 
said that the Market Commission, headed by Col. Weinstock, 
has never done any good; and that we must not keep those 
high salaried men in the payroll. 

It is said that our municipality will make a trial of a 

subway on Market Street, from the Palace Hotel to the Crocker 
Building. Out of town readers, do not think our subway will 
be ten miles long. It will only run for 80 feet. But no doubt 
will cost as much as a 10-mile one. 

Can it be possible that a Justice of the Supreme Court 

of California, accepted a bribe of $40,000 to decide in favor of 
certain heirs to a very rich estate? The San Francisco Bar 
Association is now investigating such a case. Now, what is 
the Grand Jury doing in the matter? 

The suggestion of Lieut. Governor Cox of Massachu- 
setts, of giving the name of Roosevelt Canal to the Panama 
Canal, is a good and happy one. Let the greatest engineering 
work in the world have the name of the man who made it pos- 
sible, through his patriotism and statesmanship. 

Sir Thomas Lipton has again challenged the American 

Yachtsmen, assuring them that he is ready to win the coveted 
cup with his "Shamrock IV." This is the fourth attem; 
Sir Thomas; which reminds us of a certain William Jennings 
Bryan in his eternal aspirations to the presidency. 



Not columns, but pages, could be filled with the flood of 

bills and projects presented by the Assemblymen to the Leg- 
islature at Sacramento. But what they have accomplished 
could be written in two words : Almost nothing. 

If there is not much freedom of the sea, after de Ver- 
sailles conferences; at least there will be freedom of the air. 
And anticipating heavy traffic, Signor Caproni, the great Italian 
aviator, is now working day and night in Milan, building larger 
airplanes than he ever built for the armies during the war. 

Two hundred Germans at Coblenz are kept busy mend- 
ing American soldiers' shoes, for which work the German gov- 
ernment has to pay. The pay to those cobblers is but 50 cents 
per day, which averages 10 cents per pair of shoes. How does 
that compare with our local cobblers, who are charging us $1.90 
for half-soling a pair of shoes? 

Investigators for the Emergency Fleet Corporation are 

now at work here, looking into the affairs of the local Shipping 
Board. Profiteering in large scale is the sordid accusation, and 
we hope things will be put in the right light. So far, the Ship- 
ping Board has succeeded in having one of the investigators re- 
moved, as persona non grata. 

The Association of Railway Executives have asked the 

Senate that, instead of the Government controlling the rail- 
roads, a new portfolio be created in the President's Cabinet, 
and named the Secretary of Transportation, who can control 
the railroads. But will the new Secretary be able to control 
the Railway Executives? 

Victor Berger and five other Socialists, were found guilty 

of violating the espionage act, in Chicago. And the "Rev." 
Joshua Sykes and two of his "apostles" were declared guilty 
of conspiring to obstruct the military draft law. We expect to 
hear that all have been set free, through an insignificant tech- 
nicality. 

Solomon Kaimai, a native of the South Sea Islands, is ' 

in jail, just because he persisted in following the teachings of 
his religion and his race. He was eating up his wife, when 
two big policemen arrested him, forgetting that Solomon is a 
real and genuine cannibal. Besides, its easier to swallow a 
wife than to divorce her. 

Things look darker every day. One after the other, 

the States are voting in favor of the "Dry" Senate amendment, 
and soon there will be a majority for the measurement. This 
prohibition will not be the will of the majority of citizens, but 
the will and perseverance of a few blind puritans, well adver- 
tised by its own enemies. 

Meanwhile, the vineyards of California will sustain 

enormous losses, and all because that prohibition law, as passed 
by the Senate, is unwise. They could have stopped the sale 
but not the manufacture of wines, which are needed in foreign 
markets, in countries more liberal and tolerant than ours. 

Once more, for the hundredth time, the daily press is 

.'.roused by the exposure of the treatment given to the men en- 
gaged by the Alaska Salmon canneries, for the catching and 
canning of the fish. If the California State Labor Commission 
cannot do anything in behalf of the poor men, who are made 
to work from 3 in the morning until 9 at night; who are ill fed, 
ill treated and badly paid; why does not the Federal Govern- 
ment interfere? 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 



Th 



ng 



That 

By Charles F. Adams 



Matter 



Some criticism was given at a recent meet- 
The Red Cross, ing of the Board of Supervisors, by a pro- 
testant to the effect that the proposed mask 
ordinance was for the purpose of enabling the Red Cross to 
sell flu masks at ten cents apiece, and to get the fines imposed 
upon those who violated the ordinance. This remark was 
vehemently resented by members of the Board. It ought to be 
more than resented. The name of the accuser ought to be made 
public so that these enemies of humanity who try to destroy the 
usefulness of such institutions as the Red Cross might be 
branded for what they are. 

We swear by the Red Cross. The accomplishments for hu- 
manity by that organization have been so marvelous that we 
are prepared to support it in anything it asks. We have su- 
preme confidence in its judgment. The work of the Red Cross 
abroad and at home has been so prompt, so thorough, so eco- 
nomical and so salutary, that its name is hallowed in the hearts 
and minds of all loyal Americans. 

When the influenza epidemic first struck San Francisco 
some of our druggists began to charge twenty-five cents and 
thirty-five cents for masks. The Red Cross very promptly fixed 
the maximum price at ten cents, and there wasn't a druggist 
is San Francisco who dared to charge more than that price for 
masks. 

The Red Cross very promptly organized relief corps and 
established relief stations and auxiliary hospitals for the care 
of the sick. Nurses, doctors and medicine were furnished to 
the poor gratuitously. Who is the individual that criticizes this 
organization. 

Right now the Red Cross needs more nurses and women who 
are not nurses to handle the influenza situation in San Fran- 
cisco. Mothers and their babes are suffering. No one to take 
care of them or their homes. Will you women of San Fran- 
cisco help? Oh, if you could realize the happiness that your 
help would give you would go promptly to the Red Cross Head- 
quarters, at the Civic Center, and offer your services. 



Now that the holiday season is over and the num- 
The Flu. ber of influenza cases is mounting higher and 
higher, the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the 
Daily Newspapers and the Chamber of Commerce of San 
Francisco, are warning the people to wear masks. It is well 
that this concerted action is being taken, it would have been 
better if this had been done upon the 7th of December, when 
Doctor Hassler asked for the passage of an ordinance requir- 
ing the people to wear masks. At that time the average num- 
ber of new cases each day was 150, and the deaths from five to 
eight, now the number of new cases run as high as 600 a day, 
and the number of deaths 45 a day. Since December 7, 1918, 
to date there have been about 11,769 cases of influenza, and 
about 945 deaths, caused by influenza. Well might our public 
officials and our daily press decide that it is about time to warn 
the people to wear masks. 

The San Francisco News Letter has consistently and persis- 
tently advocated supporting our public health officials in what- 
ever relief measures they deem necessary, as they are best 
qualified to judge in these matters. 

As a result of the stringent measures previously adopted by 
the Board of Health, the number of cases rapidly fell from 
2319 cases, with 102 deaths a day, upon the 23rd of October, 
to nineteen cases with only six deaths a day, upon the 24th of 
November — the day before the schools re-opened. 

Influenza in San Francisco was practically wiped out. Our 
phenomenal success along these lines became known through- 
out the State, with the result that people from other cities 
where there were no mask ordinances came here for protection. 
The effect of this emigration began to make itself felt about the 
1st of December, 1918, when the number of new cases suddenly 
jumped from 40 to 76 to 130, etc., soon averaging from 250 to 
300 a day, and in face of these conditions notwithstanding the 
pleadings of Dr. Hassler, our public officials were silent. 



Be it said to the credit of Supervisor Andrew J. Gallagher, 
that he at all times espoused the cause of Dr. Hassler and em- 
phasized the fact that he would not hold himself responsible 
for the deaths and suffering that would ensue from failure to 
comply with the requests of the Health Department. 

The time has now come when united action must be taken 
for the protection of life. 

You will find people who, themselves, do not wear masks 
saying "the Board of Supervisors ought to pass an ordinance 
requiring the people to wear masks." Never mind waiting for 
the Board of Supervisors or the Mayor to tell you what to do — 
some have waited too long. When you see your friends and 
relatives sick and dying all about you, be sensible enough to 
realize that it might be your turn next — do what the Health 
Authorities tell you is necessary for your protection — wear a 
mask. Get rid of this false pride, this idea that it looks fool- 
ish for you to wear a mask, when others do not do so. Your 
life may be spared when unfortunately some of them may 
have passed away. 

The San Francisco News Letter has repeatedly described the 
symptoms, treatment and preventatives of this dread disease. 
There is no necessity for hysteria or insane fear upon the sub- 
ject. The disease is comparatively harmless, if handled 
promptly. The fatal mistake which too many people make is 
to ignore it or try to fight it off. It can't be done. If you feel 
weak or dizzy, or have chills, or fever, or aches, or pains, or 
don't feel well and don't understand the reason, take to your 
bed and send for the doctor immediately. If you delay until 
pneumonia developes your chances then are comparatively 
slight. 

We would greatly regret to see the theatres, movies, schools 
and churches closed, but closed they will be unless the people 
wear masks so as to bring a reduction of flu cases. 

Wear Your Mask It May Save a Life! 



Governor Stephens' message to the 
Governor Stephens' Legislature has nothing sensational or 
Message. revolutionary about it. It is a plain 

forward looking declaration of the 
problems that should be undertaken by the Legislature during 
the year to come. It recommends legislation and community 
co-operation in facilitating the placement of returning soldiers, 
and it talks courageously for drastic legislation to crush the 
Bolsheviks and I. W. W.'s in California. 

As we have previously pointed out, these pests who hate 
mankind for the sake of hatred, who plot to dynamite, poison, 
kill and destroy, who obey no law and recognize no justice, 
who are seeking to set labor against capital, pretending that 
they have a mission to destroy Industrial Autocracy and estab- 
lish Industrial Democracy — must be dealt with severely. They 
must not be tolerated by the workingmen. An awakened public 
conscience must deal vigorously with the situation. 



The Civic League of Improvement Clubs of 
Our Harbor. San Francisco has submitted to the legislature 
a bill providing for the control of San Fran- 
cisco Harbor by San Francisco, instead of by the State. 

The report points out that San Francisco is lagging behind 
other Pacific Coast cities, notably Seattle, who control their 
own harbors. We haven't the independence and progressive- 
ness that we should have. Our cargo handling cost is much 
greater than that of Seattle, because we haven't the modern 
equipment and machinery for cargo moving. 

Another weak feature of our system is the lack of warehouse 
facilities. It is pointed out that the wharves are used for ware- 
house purposes, thus limiting their capacity for cargo moving 
purposes. These criticisms are just and timely, and it would 
appear to us that notwithstanding the excellent work of our 
State Harbor Commission, which during the past four years 
has added greatly to our dockage facilities, that the best inter- 
ests of San Francisco would best be promoted by adopting such 



January 18, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



a plan as that proposed by the Civic League giving San Fran- 
cisco control of its own harbor. 



Every industry has a patriotic duty to per- 
Our Cripples, form to absorb its just proportion of the 

cripples who will be returning from service 
abroad. Our placement committees and other patriotic bodies 
should assume this burden as well as that of finding work for 
our returning soldiers. 



January 25th to February 2nd, has been desig- 
War Gardens, nated as Enlistment Week, during which time 
the school children of San Francisco will be 
called upon to enlist in the War Garden movement. 

We see no reason for being ashamed of this movement and 
confining it to children. 

Portland was not ashamed to call upon all her citizens to 
plant potatoes and other vegetables, where formerly roses grew. 
The result was that last year there was scarcely a lot, or a 
back yard which was not green with vegetable plants. The 
appearance of the city in this respect was an inspiration. When 
we were paying four and five dollars a sack for potatoes and 
onions, they were paying two dollars. There was an abund- 
ance of fresh vegetables, with the result that the inhabitants 
more effectively controlled the high cost of living and more 
patriotically served their country by saving food, thereby help- 
ing to win the war. 

Let us emulate that example, and plant War Gardens — save 
food and restore peace to the world by removing famine and 
discontent, thereby undermining Bolshevikism. 

It appears to us that the Civic League — composed as it is of 
delegates from all the improvement associations in San Fran- 
cisco — would be the proper organization to co-operate with 
Judge Geo. Crothers, the local chairman, in this work. 



It was the intention of the 
City Planning Commission, author of the Charter Amend- 
ment providing for the estab- 
lishment of a City Planning Commission — that this Commis- 
sion should investigate and recommend relief for just such con- 
ditions as the Civic League's report discloses. 

We are glad that the Civic League is performing for San 
Francisco the function of a City Planning Commission. 



AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. 

America will miss him — her strong man, 

Her stalwart, strenuous son — 
Dead, ere his life had compassed its full span; 

Dead, ere his work seemed done. 

Rough-rider, statesman, ready of pen and tongue, 

But readier still of hand. 
We think of him as not the least among 

Those who have ruled our land. 

Aye, for he grasped the thing called "politics" — 

The politics of his time — 
And purged it — purged it of the graft and tricks 

That made the craft a crime. 

His work, his influence, made for righteousness; 

His word was as his bond; 
Rough diamond he was, but none the less 

A very diamond. 

His life speaks — ah, what memories it awakes! 

Surely all souls of men 
Are better for his vision of what makes 

A patriot citizen. 

Mistakes he made, no doubt; what man of deeds 

But makes them? His "big stick" 
Smote fiercely, but abuse of privilege needs 

Smitings threefold and thick. 

A fighter born, he fought for Truth and Right — 

Fought to make evils cease; 
He did his best — did it with all his might; 

Now may he rest in peace! 

W. Hathorn Mills. 



AMERICAS MOST VEXING PROBLEM. 

The following excerpt from a letter from a well known San 
Franciscan, to our mind, solves the servant problem in America : 

The "U. S. Government should educate thousands of Chinese 
annually." We have been educating a small number for some 
years past, but the wrong class — the great majority being sons 
of the Official class — the most corrupt, feared and hated body 
in China. Where we have given education to groups of a few 
hundred, Japan has put them through her colleges by the tens 
of thousands, made up principally of youths from the merchant 
and middle class. These latter are the classes we should aim 
to educate, but the great distance and heavy cost precludes 
the possibility of any great number of Chinese students being 
induced to visit our shores, failing in this, we would come 
nearer serving to educate and broaden the minds of the masses 
of China by admitting into this country any class of Chinese 
for the one specific purpose of supplying us with menials. 
Japan gained most of her knowledge of Occidental Customs 
and character through permitting her immigrants of every 
station, to enter upon service in Occidental households. If our 
National fathers could be brought to the point of admitting 
the Chinese middle and lower classes, under proper restric- 
tions as to character of labor to be performed, and time limit — 
say five years — for this one definite purpose, they would be 
performing a dual national humanitarian act — that of the mak- 
ing for better American citizens, and aiding the Chinese to 
study Occidentalism that should tend to the making of their 
people, worthy world citizens. I believe I have referred to this 
servant question in one of my previous letters. It is a question 
that I consider to be of great national importance, which should 
be met and considered now, if with universal peace established, 
we are going to maintain peace within ourselves. The "house- 
holder" is the keystone to the stable growth of a city, and the 
"home" is the mother of civic pride. 

The veriest renegade who can be brought to the point of be- 
coming a householder — no matter how humble — takes a per- 
sonal interest in his town's welfare and its laws, resulting in a 
natural incentive for social advancement of himself and fam- 
ily, which tends for the making of better citizenship. 

The backbone of a nation is its middle class. In the past 
our householders in this class relied upon our proletariate class 
to furnish them with the necessary service required in main- 
taining their households; today through a higher classification 
of our labor standards, with nation wide public education, we 
find ourselves practically without a proletariate class. An in- 
teresting situation, worthy of note is this, for it places this 
nation as the first in the world's history to be made up of a 
majority of thinkers and minority of proletariates, and upsets 
the argument most frequently used against a possible peaceful 
world unity, that "war has always been and always will be, 
for history always repeats itself." 

Our national advancement, together with the adoption of 
woman suffrage, shows its resultant disadvantage in our home 
life, leaving us without a recognized menial class. Consequent 
from such loss a large percentage of our home lovers and 
would-be homeseekers are forced into community abodes — 
apartments — hence hotels — the first step to the forming of a 
nomadic civic nature and ultimate creation of a great uncivic 
class. The mere holding of large landed investments in city 
property does not instill one with true civic pride, giving the 
necessary stability, but rather breeds a civic mercenaryism — 
transferable to any other city or any other nation. Whilst the 
city of homes is one of real stability. 

Our former proletariate body — largely then, the labor class — 
ready to furnish the menial service required by the homeseeker 
at a reasonable wage, were justifiable objectors to the admis- 
sion of Asiatics as competitors, but today the steady social ad- 
vancement of our laboring class precludes their supplying the 
nation with the necessary servant class, and is, in fact, making 
of them seekers for and employees of low-priced menials. 

The most direct way that I see for bringing this to a head 
and getting concerted action lies through the real estate boards 
of every city throughout the country, for they are the ones who 
would feel the first direct financial benefit from the admission 
of Chinese menial labor, as it would rejuvenate the demand for 
residential properties and with a steady increasing interest 
among homeseekers, much greater activity in real estate gener- 
ally will result. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 




PL/EASURD'S WAND 



'Obev no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




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San Francisco Symphony Gives High-Class Concert. 

The program of the third popular concert by the San Fran- 
cisco Symphony was as refreshing as a brisk walk in the coun- 
try on a bright spring morning. It was a rather long walk, but 
there was exhilarating variety along the way. 

The concert began with the familiar Zampa overture, by 
way of warming things up. Then followed the "Valse Triste," 
suggestive of death only as is the odor and sight of white roses, 
and haunted with sadness, rather than horror. The "Scenes Pit- 
toresques" of Massenet were given a delightful reading, except 
that the third movement depicting the Angelus was a little 
over-sentimentalized. 

Then came the Fledermaus overture of Strauss — called "The 
Bat" on the program. The 
English word "bat" and the 
German word "Fleder- 
maus,"' refer to the same 
animal, but the associations 
grouped about the words 
are somewhat dissimilar — 
and this applies to the figu- 
rative sense in which the 
opera is named. It is not a 
bad idea to render all titles 
into English, but why not 
call it the "Flitter-mouse" 
overture, and retain the im- 
agery of the original name, 
in other words, the man 
who flits gaily about at 
night isn't always the fel- 
low who goes on a "bat." 
However, Strauss' flowing 
rhythms were enjoyed just 
as much Sunday as though 
the overture were given its 
right name. 

Grieg's "Solvejg's" song 
was to one hearer, the best 
moment of the program — 
for it yearns with the love 
that seeks to comfort and 
bless its objects, and 
breathes rest and peace up- 
on the stressed spirit. We 
found the orchestration of 
the "Wedding Procession" 
somewhat unsatisfying 
throughout, perhaps only 
because the familiar little 
gem took on such a strange 
air. 

A certain famous and 
now discredited philos- 
o p h e r was right — the 
people appreciate best that 
music which is cheerful, 
dainty, rhythmic and tends 
generally to stimulate the 
digestion — for the two 
pieces most applauded 
were the Pierne "Serenade' 
"Loin du Bal 




Scene from "The Forest Fire," Next Week at the Orpheum 



a lovely thing, too, and Gillet's 
Perhaps we only imagined that Mr. Hertz 
looked almost chagrinned when forced to repeat the latter — 
it was so obviously the composition that was being applauded. 
And how the ladies did gasp in ecstacy at that lovely sustained 
cello theme, which Mr. Britt spun out with such suave art. 

The climax and end of the program was reached in Liszt's 
familiar but ever welcome "Les Preludes." 

Altogether it was the best popular program the Symphony 
has given this season, in normal conditions should have packed 
the theatre to standing capacity. Nothing but the terrible hold 



which the "flu" has upon the imaginations (and in some cases, 

upon the constitutions) of the people of the city, can explain 

the fact that there were empty seats. It is a pity that such a 

program cannot be heard by thousands instead of hundreds. 

* * * 

Alcazar Has New Leading Man. 

Walter P. Richardson came to the Alcazar without any blow- 
ing of horns or bleating of press agents' drums. The Alcazar 
management, in its usual modest manner, merely announced 
that it had secured an excellent new leading man. 

But Richardson proved a genuine surprise and delight. He 
has wit, restraint, imagination, the art of pantomine, illumina- 
tive inflection of voice, and above all a natural method that 

never sags into mealy- 
mo u t h e d speeches and 
sloppy gesture, but always 
keeps up the illusion of 
real life instead of stage 
characterization. 

We do not want to dam 
this young actor by e'er 
much praise or we would 
go further and pile nouns 
upon adjectives. Nothing 
b u t the kind, maternal 
spirit prevents us from go- 
ing so far as to say that he 
has "intelligence." He ob- 
viously has it. But why 
queer him with the matinee 
girls by mentioning it? 

Once more the Alcazar 
management has put the 
theatre-going public under 
pleasant obligation to it 
by its selection of a lead- 
ing man worthy of the 
"happenstance" of the 
electric signs of stardom. 

In James Montgomery' 
gay farce, "Nothing But 
The Truth," opportunities 
are offered to one or two 
members of the company 
who have not had full 
measure of opportunity be- 
fore. For example there is 
Emily Pinter who does 
"Mabel," a tough girl, 
with the neatest unconcern, 
the most lifelike touches of 
any characterization of the 
sort that I have seen in 
many a day. For a mone- 
tary recompense she de- 
cides to let a jealous wife 
hear what she wants to, 
and recites an outrageous 
bit from a vaudeville play 
of an innocent girl blasted 
by a rounder, as a confes- 
sion of her "affair" with the perfectly good husband. Every- 
one but the jealous wife rocks with mirth. 

Miss Emily Melville plays the grande dame wife. She is 
one of the few actresses on the stage who could move in the 
drawing rooms of the aristocrats and make the grande dames 
look like play actresses! 

Henry Schumer, Thomas Chatterton and Clifford Alexander 
are a trio of brokers intent upon winning a bet that no man 
can tell the truth for twenty-four hours, and their efforts to 
win that bet from the hero of the play — Richardson — are of 
the high comedy value that this trio extract with consummate 



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skill from roles that in less finished hands might be tire- 
some. Chatterton plays the disagreeable cad of the three, 
and does it down to the last fine shading that the picture de- 
mands. Belle Bennett has a minor part which she does very 
prettily. 

It is great fun this farce, and the acting thereof sets a new 

standard for stock company work. 

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Stella Mayhew, New Star at the Orpheum. 

Stella Mayhew has a right to spell her name STELLAR any- 
time she wants too. She admits she is "new to this kind of 
thing — at least to this generation!" 

As a matter of fact, Stella Mayhew is not so old as she would 
like to have you believe' — and the proof is that her husband, 
Billee Taylor, is her senior, and Billee went to Plattsburg and 
made a commission and was sent to France, instead of to an 
Old Peoples' Home. 

But Stella has been the busy little cheer-er-up of the stage 
ever since she stepped into her teens, and of course she has 
seen a generation or two of theatre-goers grow up right under 
her nose. By the way, she has a cold in that same respitory 
organ this week, but it does not interfere with the way she 
sings the blues right out of the atmosphere, nor does it prevent 
her from giving the good old imitation of the fat lady unaccus- 
tomed to the. long slender glass of bubbles which is one of 
Stella Mayhew's best. Her darky songs and imitations are as 
irresistible as when she first ingratiated herself into our affec- 
tions. 

Just to prove that stage folk of real parts are not jealous of 
each other's prowess, Stella Mayhew drags Courtney a|nd 
Borden on the stage with her for the finale of her act, and the 
three have a riot of nonsense that began in impromptu fashion 
one night, and by the studied art of genuine artists, has kept 
all the impromptu touches which first illuminated it. 

Sarah Padden is still thrilling audiences with her art in the 
unique little playlet which Martin Beck secured for this un- 
usual young actress. One wonders why more care is not shown 
in the setting for the play, for certainly the reception room 
where the girl waits to know whether her dead husband's fam- 
ily will see her, is not indicative of the place said family is al- 
leged to occupy in the blue book. The room is a mere detail and 
should be unobtrusively correct, that no one would notice it. 
On the contrary it is so cheap and bad that even Miss Pad- 
den's magnificent acting cannot prevent the trained eye from 
registering the anachronisms of such a room as the ante cham- 
ber to the exclusive Livingston family! 

Harry and Grace Ellsworth are related — but their talents are 
not. Harry really can dance and if Gracie can do anything 
well she is not exposing that fact. Irene and Bobby Smith do 
songs that just miss making a real hit. George le Miare and Clay 
Crouch are repeating the "New Physician," and the Gus Ed- 
wards' Revue is another "repeat" that is well received for a 

second week. 

• * • 

Julian Eltingc Still at Columbia. 

Julian Eltinge and a supporting company of stars continue to 
please the Columbia audiences. Eltinge's female impersona- 
tions are refreshingly free from the conventional stunts of that 
sort, and claim perennial attention from the theatre-going pub- 
lic. The supporting acts are all of unusual caliber and alto- 
gether, the performance is well worth the attention of any ex- 
acting audience. 

• • • 

Fourth Hertz Sunday Symphony. 

The program of Friday will be repeated on Sunday after- 
noon, January, 19, at the Curran Theatre, with the peerless 
Alfred Hertz conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orches- 
tra. The important number will again be Robert Schumann's 
Second Symphony in C Major, Op. 61. The work is in four 
movements, the second and third of which are regarded par- 
ticularly by authorities as Schumann's outstanding creations 
for beauty and orchestration. Particular interest has been shown 
by the local Italian colony in the presentation of the overture 
to the Goldoni comedy, "Le Baruffe Chiozotte," by Leons 
Sinigaglia, who ranks among the greatest of living Italian com- 
posers, and is one of the few who have devoted himself essen- 
tially to instrumental art. The remaining number will be 
Rimsky-Korsakow's symphonic poem, "Sadko." written in 1867 



and revised in 1891. It is this revised form that Hertz employs. 
Twenty years after the composition of this symphonic poem, 
Rimsky-Korsakow planned his opera, "Sadko," using some of 
the themes of the early work. It is a fine example of the great 
Russian's imaginative work, dealing with the adventures of the 
minstrel, Sadko, and the legendary dance of the Sea King and 
his subjects on the floor of the ocean. The Fourth Concert of 
the popular series is announced for Sunday afternoon, Janu- 
ary 26, at the Curran. These are to be the offerings: Over- 
ture, "Oberon," Weber; "Dance Macabre," Saint-Saens; 
"Scenes Napolitaines," Massenet; "The Bamboula," S. Coler- 
idge-Taylor; Andante Cantabile, Tschaikowsky; "Ball Scene," 
Hellmesberger ; "Spanish Caprice," Rimsky-Korsakow. 

• * • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will be headed 
by "The Forest Fire" which scenically is the biggest thing in 
vaudeville. "The Forest Fire" has to do with the wild ride of 
an engine through such a conflagration produced without the 
u^e of fire of any sort, but entirely by electrical and scenic 
effects ; the illusion is carried on with such vividness that even 
the unimaginative can almost feel the flames. Caroline Kohl, 
who last appeared with Mrs. Fiske in "Madam Sand," is now 
successfully playing her first engagement in vaudeville, and is 
presenting a compelling play by Elisha Cook, entitled "No 
Sabe." The combined weight of Buster Santos and Jacque 
Hays "the girls with the funny figures," is about 340 pounds. 
Dainty Miss Hays tips the scales at 90, while her hearty and 
wholesome partner possesses the rest of the tonnage. It is 
this contrast that forms the basis of the exceedingly funny 
exchange of repartee which they have branded "The Health 
Hunters." Mazie King, who has few equals as a toe dancer, will 
present what she calls "Dance Jingles," in which she will have 
the aid of Marshall Hall, an exceedingly clever terpischorean. 
Miss King is probably the only dancer who executes her en- 
tire program on her toes. Clara and Emily Barry, delineators 
of popular melodies, have by their ability thoroughly estab- 
lished themselves in popular favor and are always welcome 
visitors. Leo Beers, vaudeville's distinctive entertainer, and 
Sv/or and Avey, the blackface comedians whose recent engage- 
ments were limited to one week, will return for next week only. 
Harry and Grace Ellsworth, in song and dance, and Stella 
Mayhew, the cheeriest of comediennes, will shed lustre upon 
one of the most brilliant programs ever presented in vaudeville. 

The latest series of the Hearst Weekly will also be presented. 

• • • 

Alcazar Theatre. — The New Alcazar Company plays one of 
its big trump cards for the week commencing next Sunday 
matinee, when it presents "Daddy Long Legs," with a really 
extraordinary cast, challenging comparison with any that this 
marvelously successful comedy of sentiment has ever had in the 
high class combination theatres. Jean Webster's romantic play 
throbs with tenderness and pathos and sparkles with genial 
humor. Its appeal has been universal in every section of this 
country and in England and the Antipodes. It is one of those 
rare and dearly beloved plays that comes as an unadulterated 
delight to playgoers, young and old, who like the human and 
wholesome. When the Alcazar sought to acquire "Daddy 
Long Legs," the Pacific Coast rights had been withdrawn, in 
view of future touring plans, and it was only by special dispen- 
sation that Klaw & Erlanger and Henry Miller consented to 
its release for this special San Francisco presentation. For 
quality and distinction the Alcazar cast seems ideal. Belle 
Bennett will have her big opportunity as Judy, who finds a 
fairy god-father in mysterious Daddy Long Legs and develops 
into a famous story writer. Walter P. Richardson, the new 
leading man, has the delightful title role. The cast also intro- 
duces the Alcazar's new character woman Ida Lewis; Emelie 
Melville, specially engaged for the quaint role of the rustic 
housekeeper with a propensity for "listening in" over the party 
telephone wire; Mrs. Jules Wieniawski, as a society leader, to- 
gether with Thomas Chatterton, Henry Shumer, Clifford Alex- 
ander, Herbert Farjeon, Emily Pinter, Claribel Fontaine, Ruth 
Onnsby, and all the Alcazar favorites. 

A purchaser of a riverside property asked the estate 

agent if the river didn't sometimes overflow its banks. "Well," 
replied he, "it isn't one of those sickly streams that are always 
confined to their beds." 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 



Facts, Color and Thoughts — Mostly Local 

By Billee Glynn 



"Victory" Still Dirty. 

The men employed by the Board of Public Works deserve 
advancement. They are possessed of that sort of temperament 
that would qualify them for lazier positions in our city gov- 
ernment. "Victory" perched on her pedestal in Union Square 
needed a scrubbing, rubbing, or whatever they do to "Victory." 
The pedestal was a little dark, too, probably from daily contact 
with the ragged coats of the square. The men employed by the 
B. P. W. came along with a sand-blast machine. They started at 
the bottom of the pedestal and sand-blasted up. The yard 
above always dirtied the yard below. Any time they wanted 
they could begin all over again. It was the nearest thing to 
passing ordinances you could imagine. But they were having 
an awfully good time and left for lunch regularly. At length, 
having cleaned, and uncleaned the entire pedestal they went 
away, leaving the flowing draperies of "Victory," still a smutch 
against the sky. It may be they felt this was the natural state 
of victory, or a spirit of modesty kept them from blowing at 
the lady's clothes. At any rate, there you are! 

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Some Citizens. 

There are some citizens who own vacant downtown lots around 
which advertising companies build signs. There is good money 
in these signs — enough almost to prevent one building. In 
some cases the signs cover the entire frontage, or go all the 
way around, if the lot happens to be a corner, and in other 
cases they don't. The small unused pasture for cows, which 
reveals itself under the latter circumstances, usually reveals 
a variety of wreckage that would make the collapse of tV 
Lusitanir. look like a doll's house. Tourists point to it and re- 
call the days of the fire. Yes, these boxes that held dried her- 
ring last year, boneless shrimp, or loose-backed sardines, are 
actually taken seriously. 

It is the owners of these lots, however, who really are the 
city's relics. Not only do they entertain us with sideshows of 
this kind, but they leave the sidewalks in front oi these lots in 
such devastated condition that the regular pedestrian gettir- 
acquainted with the "Geer-ar-dely'" parrot on the signboard, 
battered beef, Bull Durham, congested milk, or any of t'- 
other popular fancies, has a thousand chances to one of mash- 
ing his nose every time he lifts his foot. 

ft is against our principles to suggest remedies, and particu- 
larly one for a condition that has a tendency to make the aver- 
age citizen as clever in footwork as Jim Corbett, but why not 
have B. P. W.'s sand-blasting gang blow a little dust regularly 
into the hollows and crevices of such portions of sidewalk, and 
thus increase the deception. 

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Unconstitutional. 

A Senate is a strange sort of body. It belongs to the Ante- 
deluvian days. And why Noah ever took a Senator on the 
Ark with him, along with the other really useful animals can 
not be imagined. In fact it is impossible to estimate how 
greatly human progress has been damned by Noah's careless- 
ness at this period. But there is one thing he did take on his 
shallop besides the humming birds, camels, and the eternal 
feminine — and that is the grape. The old lad figured on some 
melancholy hours drifting about the mundane pond, also on the 
temperament of Mrs. Noah, and the treating of the Senator to 
that point where, if necessary, he would sleep with a camel. 
With so much water about, wine was in favor and too much 
water will probably bring it into favor again. 

After the flood, considerably after it, came Omar, proving 
the grape still retained its popularity, nor is it in evidence that 
Egyptian, Roman or Grecian civilizations staggered to their 
demise. The tombstone of them all was the almighty dollar. 
And the more a man drinks the less he thinks of money. 

But every now and then the world or some part of it has an 
epidemic of morality. If we are not all dead with the influenza 



by next summer the United States and California, with the as- 
sistance of the California Senate, will have a national prohibi- 
tion law. Nothing will be left but the churches, politicians, — 
and money. We are going to drink sodawater and prosper, 
whatever that means outside of feverish conformality and buy- 
ing milady a simplex. Sin will be as scarce as jackrabbits on 
the bay. The ten commandments will bloom at the door of 
every home, which means all the doors of innumerable apart- 
ment houses. A man found playing a Chinese lottery will be 
sentenced to penitentiary, but the United States will have been 
saved for those who believe in life de rigueur. Now when any- 
one or anything is saved — there should always be a good excuse 
for it. The excuse in this instance — that the army being de- 
mobilized we must save our young men. Well, all we can say 
is that these same young men who were barred from nothing in 
France or England, "wine, women, mirth or laughter," are going 
to find prohibition awfully dull. Not that they would drink if 
they could have it — we have more faith in them than those 
who force prohibition upon them — but after having lived in 
the very elements of things, and jested with death while the 
cooties and rats created new rules in multiplication, they are 
not going to relish being regarded as a lot of boys out of Sun- 
day school. Nevertheless, it looks as if this part of North 
America had decided to become a Middle West village. Some 
of these days we will be able to stand anywhere in it and re- 
ligiously imagine ourselves in Los Angeles. When this hap- 
pens every young man is bound to drink for the sake of forget- 
ting. We have taken something from him that he didn't want, 
and as a consequence he is going to want it and have it. He 
will be sold a thousand concoctions that will destroy his health 
almost as ineradicably as German poison gas. There is no 
gainsaying this for profiteering has not been prohibited. 

A few months ago the people of California voted for a wet 
State. Now the California Senate ratifies the prohibition 
measure of the Federal Government. Do they represent 
the people of California or merely the security of being 
able to stock their own cellars? We have always understood 
that a National Senator represented the highest point of unen- 
lightenment, but along comes a majority of the California body 
proving themselves even less intelligent. However, behind it 
all is the fact that the National Prohibition measure is not con- 
stitutional. The State of California voted "wet" and it is its 
right as a State to stay "wet," if every other State in the Union 
went "dry." The National Government is exceeding its right; 
however abetted by local misrepresentatives when it takes 
away a privelege for which the people of a State have voted. 

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Cold! » 

Let us be frank and turn on 'the heat. It has been really very 
cold weather if you ask the roses. The chrysanthemums have 
become absolutely stringy and how we hate to get up in the 
morning. The only thing we could possibly think of getting 
up for is the bright-eyed girls going to work. Beholding them 
one imagines that after all, there must be really something in 
work. 



NEW DANCE FAVORS AT TECH A U TAVERN. 

There is a new attraction at Techau Tavern. The Kewpie 
family is playing an engagement that promises to be a long run. 
This is the rich brand of the Kewpie family, and while it ex- 
hibits the family tendency to appear in scanty apparel, is most 
elaborately coiffured, its real hair being piled up in all the 
latest styles of the hairdresser's art. There are blond Kewpies, 
brunette Kewpies and Kewpies with locks of Titian red, and 
each and every Kewpie is waiting for some lady to take her 
home as a dance favor. Many of the family have already 
found good homes, but there are a lot left and the management 
hopes that it will be able to supply all ladies who would like to 
have a little Kewpie in the home. 



January 18, 1919 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips 



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By Archer C. Palmer 



To the swift — the race; To the victor — the spoils; and to 
those who look well ahead into the future and build upon what 
they see there must come success and prosperity. 

The Port of San Francisco stands on the threshold of a New 
Era. Behind lies the field of Past Endeavors, marred by many 
mistakes and not good to look upon. But ahead! Ah, there 
lies the land of promise. Land of Infinite Possibility. 

There runs 'the myriad threads of a varied Commerce. The 
tangled skein of a diversified Trade; revealing the deft touch 
of dusky native fingers, the product of remote country; or 
showing the consummate skill of a great industrial nation. It is 
a World Trade that runs past our door! 

Shall San Francisco gather those threads in? Will San 
Francisco be the loom that weaves a magical rug of unsur- 
passed wealth and undying prosperity from these trade lines 
that reach to the far corners of the earth? 

Or, tiring of our lethargy, will the forces behind this trade 
finally send it elsewhere and perhaps meeting an eager recep- 
tion, forget the breach in California's coastline and leave the 
waters in San Francisco Bay unrippled by the barnacled bot- 
toms laden with the world's riches ? 

All the large ports of the world are preparing to spend vast 
sums of money in harbor improvement. They are deepening 
channels, increasing dockage area, providing anchoring grounds, 
and best of all, they are laying the foundation for an intelligent 
campaign to persuade foreign trade to enter their harbor. 

The most favored of ports in geographical location and natu- 
ral harbor advantages, can we afford to continue in our unheed- 
ing way, seemingly unmindful of the vast treasure that is 
within our reach? 

San Francisco is the Key Port of the West! The logical 
Gateway through which the traffic of the Western Hemisphere 
should pass. 

The one point at which all the trade lines of the Pacific 
should converge. Do we realize what it means? The colossal 
commerce of the Orient! The tremendous traffic of the 
islands ! 

And yet while other ports spend millions to get a slice of this 
big melon, San Francisco spends thousands. While other ports 
secure the services of the best terminal experts and traffic 
specialists in the country, San Francisco talks about doing it! 

Where is the Exposition Spirit ? The spirit that made San 
Francisco's name ring around the world. Where are the men 
who Know How? 

We are drifting. Drifting on the tide of indifference toward 
the shoals of Mediocrity, toward the rocks of Oblivion! Whose 
hand will put the helm hard over and steer for the open sea ? 

Where is the Master Mind, visioning a Port Transcendent, — 
a Harbor Unrivalled. A great Free Port where goods from all 
parts of the world will find dockage space, Duty free. Who is 
the Man that will awaken San Francisco's sleeping spirit — or- 
ganize her latent forces, and put the machinery in motion, that 
will make of this port a Mammoth Market where the world's 
Great Traders, men from the East, the West, the North and the 
South shall meet and barter their wares. The world's greatest 
commodity Exchange ! The Mart Pre-eminent ! 

A Dream ? — So was the Panama Canal a dream. So was our 
Merchant Marine a dream. Man's achievement is limited only 
by the scope of his vision. 

If there is one infallible precept, one profound truth that 
we may draw from the Great World War — it is this : Through 
organization Man becomes Invincible! Let us no longer hesi- 
tate in the face of great Obstacles. They are but milestones by 
which we mark our Progress. 

Opportunity swings wide the door. "Go. take your share 
but prepare thyself for the greater things to come." is her com- 
mand. "Wait," whispers Conservatism, "let us go slowly." 
And all the while — 



The days, the months, the years march past — 
Units in the hosts of time. 
Majestic in their onward sweep, 
Unrelenting, yet sublime. 

* * « 

The United States is now the leading shipbuilding nation of 
the World. During last August we passed into possession of 
the "Palm for Production," but it was not generally known 
until the United States Shipping Board made public its state- 
ment showing the 1918 output of the American yards. 

During the year we turned out and delivered to the Shipping 
Board over 3,000,000 tons of shipping. This was more than 
double the construction of 1917, which was about 1,250,000 
tons. 

The Pacific Coast is credited with 48 per cent of the total. 
The Atlantic Coast with 28 per cent, the Great Lakes district 
with 22 per cent, and the Gulf Coast with 2 per cent. 

Of the total tonnage delivered to the Board, 87 per cent was 
steel, 12 per cent was wooden, and 1 per cent was of composite 
construction. 

The Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation holds the record 
with its five coast plants, for the greatest output of any single 
concern, and the American Shipbuilding Company, on the Great 
Lakes, comes second. 

The largest cargo vessel delivered was a 12,500 ton capacity, 
turbine driven steel steamer built by a Pennsylvania yard. The 
average tonnage of the steel ships was 8,800 tons, and expe- 
rience is expected to prove these vessels the most practical for 
all round commercial use, as has been the case in England, 
where a standard 8,000 ton ship has been adopted and is now 
being generally built. 

The coming year holds great promise, according to Emerg- 
ency Fleet Corporation officials. The period of preparation and 
the time of experiment has passed. The huge yards constructed 
to build fabricated ships are just beginning to function. Scores 
of ships are now on the ways, many of them nearly completed. 
In addition to domestic construction, several large contracts 
have been let to foreign countries. 

The present program of construction, revised and slightly 
curtailed since the signing of the armistice calls for the com- 
pletion of about 3,000 ships aggregating 15,000,000 tons by the 
end of 1920. About one-fourth of this tonnage is now in com- 
mission. 

• • • 

Shall the Government continue to own and operate the 
American Merchant Marine? Shall the Government retain 
ownership, but lease the vessels to private interests for opera- 
tion? Or shall the ships be sold, outright, to private concerns? 
This question, along with that of marine legislation to place 
the ships of the United States on an equal competitive basis 
with those of foreign countries constitutes the biggest problem 
in maritime circles today. 

Shipping experts are all pretty well agreed that the success- 
ful operation of a great Merchant Marine require an element of 
personal initiative and individual enterprise that is not pos- 
sible under government ownership. 

But the Government would find it impossible to dispose of 
these ships, built at war costs, without sustaining a heavy loss 
A prominent local shipping man, head of ore of the largest 
shipping firms in the West, was recently quoted to the effect 
that the concern he represented planned the construction of 
ten large vessels, but would not build until costs had declined 
25 per cent 

The suggestion has been made that the Government continue 
:o operate the vessels during the high freight rate period which 
is expected to prevail for some time, thereby securing part 
if the original cost and making it possible to sell them later 
it a post-war valuation without serious loss. 



10 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 




No Formal Frivollings. 

The smart set has been very busy in an informal way ever 
since the armistice was signed. Festivities have not yet swung 
back into the form of 1914 when the calendar knew such affairs 
as dinner dances and balls and formal frivollings of many sorts. 
The epidemic has put a dent in many a plan and until the 
deadly little germ has been sent by the calculating hand of 
science back into the limbo of conquered microbes, affairs of 
a purely social nature cannot claim first place in the highly 
financed stratification of society. 

There are still too many calls for volunteer nurses, too many 
demands for volunteer motor drivers, for comforts and nourish- 
ment of all sorts for the sick, to leave a wide margin of time 
even for the pleasure seeker who parts her conscience on the 

side. 

© © © 

All Volunteers Not Appreciated. 

As a matter of fact the society women down the peninsula 
way have responded in magnificent fashion to all the demands 
that have been made upon them. Some of their experiences 
have a humorous slant that gives a welcome gleam to the 
shadows. For example there was the woman who grew so used 
to the ministrations of the nurse that she ordered her around 
like a slave owner before the civil war set the darkies free. 
The woman and her children, three of them, were down with 
severe cases and the volunteer saw them through the worst of 
it, and then announced that she was leaving. 

And the appreciative invalid demanded that she pack her 
bag right in front of her as "she was not going to have any 
stranrjers walking off with her things, and she too sick to know 
about it!" 

As a mere detail, the suspected volunteer, so highly appre- 
ciated for her good offices, is the heiress to an enormous for- 
tune, and the soft spoken and tender invalid, the wife of a 
village butcher. 

© © © 

Husband Rebukes Well Meant Offices. 

Then there was the appreciative husband who is the hero of 
another tale. 

Word came to the committee that there was desperate need 
for a nurse for a very sick woman. Mrs. George Cameron, Mrs. 
Hitchcock and several others, exhausted all the names on the 
Red Cross list, explored every known agency and strained 
every bit of muscle and imagination they had to get a nurse. 
Finally Mrs. Cameron and a friend motored over to a neighbor- 
ing town and induced a volunteer, who was resting off duty, to 
go right back to work. Filled with pleasure at this accomplish- 
uent and glowing with the aura of a deed well done, they 
landed at the house of the sick woman with the nurse. The 
doctor happened to be there and expressed his delight. Just 
then the husband also appeared and expressed his mind — or 
what passed for one. 

He announced that he would not have anyone interfering in 
his affairs and he thanked no one for bringing a nurse to his 
home and he thought doctors were idiotic, too, to think a cold 
required a nurse, and he turned them all — good Samaritans, 
nurse and all — off his door stoop. 

© © © 

Then Same Husband Demands Help. 

Two days later he came to the Red Cross scared to death and 
begging for help for it was a serious case. But he still ran 
true to form. "I'll thank you for interference now," he stated, 
"though I really don't like the idea of it!" 
© © © 

Mrs. De Guigne a Circus Equestrienne. 

Plans for the Mardi Gras ball on March 4, at the Civic Au- 
ditorium, are crystallizing into shape. Mrs. Christian De 
Guigne, Jr., has consented to be queen of the sawdust ring, 
and will do some of her thrilling bareback stunts on her favor- 




M. Andre Ferrier, the Famous French tenor, who will Sing at 
the Fairmont Lobby Concert, Sunday Evening. 

ite horse. This young matron is more at home on a horse than 
most people are in a rocking chair. She rides with the swift- 
est, and with one foot on the saddle is as airily disdainful of 
what happens to the other one as any queen of the circus who 
ever hit the real sawdust trail. There are a number of girls 
in her set who are close seconds in "daring deeds of eques- 
trienne skill," and they will all be requisitioned for the parade 
that will include besides all the beloved denizens of the circus 
from the ubiquitous clowns to the Roman charioteers. 

© © © 
Humphries to Requisition Club Talent. 

William Humphries, President of the Olympic Club, who has 
had some experience as Bill Barnum, owner of the greatest 
show this side of Olympus, is helping the committee to perfect 
its plans and will enlist all the circus material in the club to 
augment the other circus talent lying around loose in the smart 
set and the rest of the community. 

© © © 
Alas! "Horsiest" Tevis in France. 

There is much regret that the "horsiest" member of the Tevis 
family is not here to be a fitting companion to the equestrienne 
queen. All the Tevis boys are kings of the saddle, but this 
one is clown and cowboy as well, and has many times been im- 
portuned by Griffith and other moving picture men to do riding 
stunts in the movies. In spite of that fact, he was turned down 
as physically unfit for the Grizzlies, but enlisted in another 
regiment and saw real fighting service in France where he is 
still stationed, and is therefore not available for "circus mate- 
rial." 

9 © 9 
Did Fred Kohl Send Money Gift? 

There have been many informal farewells for Mrs. Fred Kohl 
who is on her way (or was supposed to be at this writing), to 
New York, where she expects to tarry but a few weeks and 
will then be on her way to Paris to personally work in the hos- 
pital which is her mission in life these days. 

Kind rumor, ever with an eye for dramatic detail, insists that 
Mrs. Kohl received a large sum of money for the project from 
an anonymous donor and that there are reasons to believe that 
it came from Fred Kohl, himself. I give this tale just as it 
was given to me with no vouchers attached. 



January 18, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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Miss Eyre Remains in France. 

Friends of Miss Mary Eyre received letters not long ago 
announcing that she would soon return to American as the need 
in her line of work seemed to be lessening, but the last foreign 
mail brought news from her of different character. She is now 
planning to stay in Paris indefinitely and writes that the French 
were desolated at the idea of the trained Americans all leav- 
ing. Of course there are many who are just decorative features 
of the post-war rehabilitation, but those that have genuine serv- 
ice to give are really wanted and the French have made it 
clear that they desire them. Miss Marion Crocker is associated 
with Miss Eyre in her hospital work and will likewise remain 
in Paris indefinitely. 

From England come letters from the Californians, all written 
in the same strain. Now that the American troops are prac- 
tically all out of England, the English women apparently think 
that the American workers should follow on their heels and 
not take any part in the rehabilitation work in England. All 
the San Francisco girls in England seem to feel that their serv- 
ices have not been as much appreciated by the English women 
as the services of the American women have been by the 
French. 

© ff> ffl 

Fairmont Follies Make a Hit. 

The hundreds of San Franciscans who enjoy an evening in 
Rainbow Lane at the Fairmont Hotel are enthusiastic in praise 
of the second edition of the Fairmont Follies, which Winfield 
Blake is now presenting. The dozen entertainers, headed by 
Vanda Hoff, the graceful and versatile dancer, appear in a 
complete change of specialties and entirely new costumes, 
while the songs include the latest successes, as well as some 
ballads of the olden days. The latter are heard with the old- 
fashioned cake walk, fancifully costumed and full of intricate 
steps, while the "Lady Devonshire" number shows the pretty 
girls dressed in the dainty style of a bygone period. 

On Monday night Colette Berti, who was announced to ap- 
pear two weeks abo but who was suddenly attacked with bron- 
chitis, will make her debut with the Follies, appearing as a 
French aviator, and also as a singing gypsy. She has many 
friends in San Francisco and is sure of a hearty welcome. 

This Saturday morning Ivan B. Stoughton Holborn, F. R. 
G. S., will deliver his last lecture at the Fairmont, his subject 
being "The Modern Spirit in Poetry." His talk on Browning 
was listened to by a large and appreciative audience last Sat- 
urday. The vocalist at the Sunday evening lobby concert will 
be Andre Ferrier, the well-known tenor from the "Opera 
Comique," Paris, and who has just returned from the war zone. 
9 9 9 

Registrants at the Hotel Plaza. 

Visitors come and visitors go in San Francisco, but a steady 
and largely increasing stream always flows through the at- 
tractively located Hotel Plaza, under ideal surroundings pro- 
vided for guests by Manager Carl Sword. Among the large 
number registered this week were: 

G. S. Brown and.wife, N. Y. C; Ensign G. W. Benton, Pasa- 
dena; Ensign H. V. Wetherby, Pasadena; John Sibbald, Mill 
Valley; Mrs. A. C. Ambler, Marysville; Lieut. Louis H. Porter, 
Rockwell Field; Mrs. M. Raleigh, Hollywood; R. L. Hussey. 
Loyalton, Cal.; C. E. Davis, Boston; E. V. Hefferhan, City; 
Lieut. Douglas Bronston, Fremont; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Earl 
Lindsay, Del Monte; Thomas Barton, Fremont; M. R. Smith, 
Salt Lake; M. M. Singleton, Vancouver; Mrs. G. A. Crawford. 
Vancouver; A. H. Brueggeman, U. S. N.; E. A. Barobolt, U. S. 
N.; E. S. Harper", Stockton; J. H. Smith and wife, Stockton; 
C. S. Long, Hayward; Geo. M. Hands and wife, Marysville; 
G. Andrews and wife, Sacramento; J. G. Montross; Mr. and 
Mrs. I. J. Cooper, Poseo, Wash.; James K. Wilson, Colfax; 
R. E. Potter, Colfax; Elsie Ferguson, Seattle; R. Rasmessen. 
Tucson, Ariz.; Wm. Ruddock and wife, Cleveland; Ida Lewis, 
Los Angeles; Mrs. Laura B. Nichols, Los Angeles; A. S. Dowd. 
Chicago; Frank J. and Ben Rosenthal, City; E. A. Pope, Port- 
land; Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Rayl, L. Lincoln, Los Angeles; Ada 
W. Henderson, Los Angeles; Margaret B. Rice. City; W. G. 
Scott, San Mateo; John H. Wheeler, St. Helena: Elliot H. 
Wheeler, St. Helena; H. T. Morton, New Zealand; Mrs. John 
H. Boyle, Tacoma; C. A. Winn, New York City; E. K. 
Mullineaux, New York City; Wm. M. Horigan, Jr., Pittsburg. 
Pa., and Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Walters, Dinuba. 



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Aunt Mary ever tell a lie?" "Why, Arthur what do you ask 
so many questions for?" "Oh, I was thinking how lonely 
George Washington and I would be in Heaven." 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 




The Falls of Tantan, from a distance — Tahiti 



Tahiti, the Beautiful, and the White Man's Plague 



Tahiti has been one of the enchanted islands that most of us 
have desired to set eyes on. Who has not visited it in imagina- 
tion, as Mr. Holbrook Jackson, after reading Herman Melville's 
"Typee," voyaged to the Marquesas in the weatherbeaten bark 
Eostre, a creation of his fancy, making so real the dream of 
tropical beauty that the art- 
ful illusion is forgiven? 

Papeete is no longer the 
palace of mirth and the 
loves and graces, as John 
Liddell Kelly saw them, 
have fled fair Tahiti, per- 
haps not to be beckoned 
back for many a day. The 
plague was brought to Ta- 
hiti by the white man's 
steamship on November 17 
— as if with his rum and 
vices he had not wrought 
ruin enough! — and in iess 
than a month one-seventh 
of the natives were dead. 
They succumbed so fast ' 
that burial was abandoned, 
and on the crest of Papeete 
there burned a pyre of 
bodies night and day. The 
worst has not been told, for 
almost every family was 
stricken; there was little 
medicine and no intelligent 
nursing. "The disease," 
says a mail report, "has 
virtually wiped out the 
elder generation of Tahi- 
tians, noted for their hos- 




pitality and charm." 

First came the war to call the French to defend their flag in 
the mother country, and Tahiti ceased to be gay; and when the 
cruelest of wars had drawn to an end the plague's shadow fell 
over the fairest of islands and began to claim a light-hearted, 

carefree, ingenuous people, 
a people who loved to deck 
themselves with the hibis- 
cus and other bright trop- 
ical flowers, to array them- 
selves in raiment of rare 
colors, and to make their 
valleys resound with song 
and laughter and the music 
of their lutes and accor- 
dions. For beauty of face 
and form they were fa- 
mous. The Spanish name 
for Tahiti was Isla d'Amat. 
Bougainville called it La 
Nouvelle Cythere. Every 
writer except Darwin has 
praised the charms of the 
women. He considered 
them "far inferior in every 
respect to the men." He 
thought the feminine cus- 
tom of "wearing a white or 
scarlet flower in the back 
of the head, or through a 
small hole in each ear, is 
pretty,*' but when t h e 
Beagle put in at Tahiti in 
1832 the women were not 
draped in flowing robes of 
many colors — they had not 



Schooner Lurline in a Quiet Anchorage at Tahiti 



January 18, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



13 




Papeete, from the Mountains — Tahiti 



acquired the milliner's arts.at that time. 

The truth is that Charles Darwin was shocked. "The 
women," he wrote, "appear to be in greater want of becoming 
costume even than the men." But Tahiti was soon to adopt the 
modes of civilization. When the Sunbeam dropped anchor in 
the harbor of Papette in 1876, Mrs. Brassey wrote of "men and 
women clad in the gayest robes and decked with flowers." The 
scenery and the people fascinated her. Everybody seemed to 
play, nobody to work. The land and the sea yielded luxuries. 
The palms, the riot of flowers, the musical cascades, the blue 
heights, the flash and boom of the surf on coral reefs, and the 
vivid sky proclaimed an earthly paradise. "Sometimes I think," 
wrote Mrs. Brassey in that absorbing diary of her's, "that all 
I have seen must be only a long vision * * * the flowers, the 
fruits, the colors worn by every one, the whole scene and its 
surroundings, seem almost too fairylike." To eat was to feast ; 
with the aid of a French chef, who served crayfish, salads of 
native herbs and fruits, "delicious little oysters" taken from 
the roots of the guava and mangrove trees, tropical fish with a 
haunting savor, delicate 

crabs, the dainty lobster 
called wurrali, omelettes 

aux abricots, and native 

desserts that lingered 

long in the memory. 

William J. J. Spry, R. 

N., whose experiences 

in Tahiti anticipated 

those of vivacious Mrs. 

Brassey by a year or 

two, lamented that "the 

soft- skinned, indolent, 

happy people, children 

in everything except 

love and kindness," had 

not been ignorant of the 

white man's "curses of 

drink and disease." 

Since King Pomare II 

had died of alcoholism 

forty years before many 

of his subjects had met 



the same fate, and disease had thinned the ranks and poisoned 
the blood of a people once physically perfect. 

Tahiti was blighted by the war before the dreadful influenza 
came. The garrison was reduced to the minimum. No more 
pleasure ships dropped anchor in Papeete's deep bay. There 
were few tourists to welcome and amuse, no gayety in the little 
streets and squares with Parisian names. Flowers bloomed 
and were worn, second nature to the Tahitians; but the heart of 
the white man was heavy, and among the natives there was not 
so much song and laughter, in part because living conditions 
had become so hard. And at last when the war was won and 
Tahiti prepared to celebrate and to resume its joyous life the 
plague swept through the island and the lights at night were 
the flames of funeral pyres! 



"Ma," inquired Bobby, "hasn't pa a queer idea of 

heaven?" "Why do you ask that? Cause I heard him tell 

Mr. Naybor that the week you spent with Granny seemed like 
heaven to him." 

FLASHLIGHTS 




Gay Papeete on a FesUl Day 



Age knows what 
things are dangerous; 
youth has to find that 

out for itself. 

• * 

Experience may be 
a wise teacher but 
she has to hit some 
pupils several times 

before they'll learn. 

• • 

Being a good fel- 
low is all right in its 
way, but pay the 

grocer first. 

• * 

The cemeteries are 
full of people who 
thought they weren't 
sick enough to call in 
a doctor. 



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San Francisco News Lettei 



January 18, 1919 




SHADOW 

Slowly the ghost gray hours file on 

Without your eyes, — 
I wonder whom they beam upon, 
I wonder who dreams in their dawn? 

My life's own perfect prize. 

Like poor derelicts drift the days 

Without your hands — 
I wonder whom their touch embays 
With want that trembles to a blaze 

Nor heeds scarce-heard commands. 

Darkly the world rolls lost to light 

Without your smile — 
I wonder who drinks its delight 
While music woos the heart of night — 

Life's weary mile on mile. 

Billee Glynn. 



SHOULD I FARE FORTH. 

Should I fare forth into the ageless dark 

While earth is radiant with the life of you, 
I'll find some voice to make your spirit hark, 

Some star will flash my message through. 

The space that living man cannot explore, 

Your memory shall make me live and feel, 
My spirit and my flesh shall re-adore 

And all the earth songs of our love reveal. 

I'll write within the shining book of dawn 

A message that your yearning eyes will see, 
For while the other waiting dead sleep on, 

Your memory will stir the heart of me. 

I cannot die, while yet your love shall burn 
A pathway through the iron door of death — - 

My ears shall hear, my sightless eyes discern 
All life through you, your thoughts shall be my breath. 

Leonie Davis Collister. 



A VAGRANTS EPITAPH. 

Change was his mistress, Chance his counselor, 
Love could not hold him, duty forged no chain. 

The wide seas and the mountains called to him, 
And gray dawns saw his campfires in the rain. 

Sweet hands might tremble — ay, but he must go. 

Revel might hold him for a little space, 
But turning, past the laughter and the lamps 

His eyes must ever catch the ruling face. 

Dear eyes might question — yea, and melt again, 

Rare lips a-quiver, silently implore, 
But ever he must turn his furtive head 

And hear the other summons at the door. 

Change was his mistress, Chance his counselor, 
The dark firs knew his whistle up the trail, 

Why tarries he today? — and yesternight 
Adventure lit her stars without avail! 

Theodore Roberts — In Scribner's Magazine. 




She: "Try a dia. 



Teacher: "Georgie, can you give me a long sentence?' 

Georgie : "No, sir, I would like to." 



He : "Her heart is as hard as glass.' 

mond on it." 

" Wasn't the play pathetic, Jack?" "Rather; even the 

seats were in tiers." 

He: "So you think love is like a photographic plate. 

Why?" She: "Because it needs a dark room to develop it." 

Mrs. Hashmore: "I am sorry to say the tea is all ex- 
hausted." Crusty Boarder: "I am not surprised; it has been 
awfully weak for some time." 

Brown: "Stout people, they say, are rarely guilty of 

meanness or crime." Robinson: "Well, you see, its so diffi- 
cult for them to stoop to anything low." 

Husband: "I wish I knew where I could find a buried 

treasure." Wife: "Never mind, dear, I'm your treasure." 
Husband: "Yes, but you are not buried." 

"Remember always," exhorted the preacher, "that what- 
ever you sow, that also you shall reap." "Not always," replied 
Subber, "not if your neighbor keeps chickens." 

Magistrate (to prisoner) : "If you were there for no dis- 
honest purposes, why were you in your stockinged feet?" 
Prisoner: "I 'eard there was influenza in the 'ouse." 

Mother: "That young man of yours is impossible. He 

doesn't like the Army; he doesn't like his comrades; he doesn't 
like his billet. Whom does he like?" Daughter (demurely) : 
"Me." 

Mr. Noowealthy : "Yes, sir; I found the people of Paris 

to be the best educated in the world." Mr. Wanterknow: "How 
so?" Mr. Noowealthy : "How so? Why, even the laborers kin 
talk French!" 

"Today, for the first time, I was really delighted to hear 

my neighbor's piano going." "Something worth listening to, I 
suppose?" "I should say so. I heard the instalment men tak- 
ing it away." 

"I see there's a report from Holland that many German 

people are glad the Allies have won the war." "Don't believe 
a word you hear from Holland. The geography says it is a 
low, lying country." 

The teacher had been giving a class of youngsters some 

ideas of adages, and how to make them; and to test her training 
she put a few questions. "Birds of a feather — do what?" "Lay 
eggs," piped a small boy before anybody else had a chance to 
speak. 

The Scotch minister rose and cleared his throat, but re- 
mained silent, while the congregation awaited the sermon in 
puzzled expectancy. At last he spoke : "There's a laddie awa' 
there in the gallery a-kissin' a lassie," he said. "When he's 
done, ah'll begin." 

Maud : "It's vulgar to dress as to attract attention in the 

street." Flo: "Isn't it!" Maud: "I saw Miss Knobby going 
down the street yesterday in a frock which caused every man 
she passed to turn and look at her." Flo: "How shocking! I 
wonder who her dressmaker is?" Maud: "I asked her, but she 
wouldn't tell me." 

Everything in the dear old village seemed the same to 

Jones after his absence of four years as a prisoner of war in 
Germany. The old church, the village pump, the ducks on 
the green, the old men smoking their pipes while the women 
talked — it was so restful after the treatment he had received 
from the Huns. Suddenly he missed something. "Where's 
Hodge's other windmill ?" he asked in surprise. "I can only 
see one mill, and there used to be two." The native gazed 
thoughtfully around, as if to verify the statement. Then he 
said slowly: "They pulled one down. There weren't enough 
wind for two of 'em!" 



January 18, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



15 






LFINANOAU 



Endeavoring to envision the future, the 
Outlook for 1919. fundamental elements, namely, labor, 

finance, industry, taxation, farming and 
mining, railroads, international trade, shipping, etc., must be 
correlated and balanced. Each is a potent factor in the future 
development and welfare of our nation. It is true that we are 
running along at higher levels than ever before, and if we had 
but to deal with and think of our own country this could per- 
haps be continued, for when once readjustments in contracts, 
debts, wages, prices, etc., are made, a country by itself is prac- 
tically as well off on one level as on another, for it is all rela- 
tive. But we must realize that if we remain at this high level 
there will be strong competition from foreign countries for 
trade within and outside of our country unless they also main- 
tain the high levels. Prior to the war the worth of our yearly 
exports exceeded $2,000,000,000. To broaden our field and to 
open all markets to the American manufacturer, an important 
factor would be a large merchant marine under the American 
flag. So as to allow the owners of such vessels to compete 
with foreign merchant marine, a change in our shipping and 
navigation laws is necessary, and it may be that sooner or later 
we will have to come to some kind of subsidy for shipping. 
While the large amount of gold in this country greatly strength- 
ens our position we cannot rely upon maintaining it unless our 
exports exceed our imports, for it has been well said : "If there 
is an abnormal increase in the quantity of gold in one country 
it will tend to produce higher prices, augmenting imports of 
commodities and exports of gold, until the equilibrium is re- 
stored at a somewhat higher level." The railroads of this 
country at the present time are in a most uncertain situation. 
We are not prepared for Government ownership of the rail- 
roads. One central federalized control should be created. 
While wages and materials are kept at present levels, rates 
should be high enough to enable the railroads to earn a fair 
profit. 



The "statistical division of the State Mining Bureau, 

under the direction of Fletcher Hamilton, State Mineralogist, 
estimates the mineral production of California for the year 
1918, just closed, at a total of approximately $191,100,000— 
$17,250,000 gold; $1,450,000 (1,500,000 oz.) silver; $3,000,000 
(2,300 tons) tungsten concentrates; $12,000,000 (49,000.00(1 
lb.) copper; $1,100,000 (15,000,000 lb.) lead; $375,000 (4.500.- 
000 lb.) zinc; $2,310,000 (22,000 flasks) quicksilver; $90,000 
Antimony, iron molybdenum, platinum; $123,000,000 (100.000.- 
000 bbl.) petroleum; $2,000,000 (52,000 tons) chromite; $1,125.- 
000 (25,000 tons) manganese ores; $900,000 (90,000 tons) mag- 
nesite; $3,000,000 natural gas; $10,000,000 brick, cement, build- 
ing stone, crushed rock, etc.; $1,500,000 miscellaneous "indus- 
trial" minerals; $12,000,000 salines (including borax, soda, salt, 
potash). 



Sir Hedv.orth Meux of England is of a bluff and hearty 

.tisposition and crres little for worldly distinctions. Som< 
ago a certain yachtsman had forced himself on the late King 
Edward's attention at Cowes. "Do you know that man?" 
ar.ked his majesty of Sir Hedworth. "I am afraid I do," an- 
swered the admiral, bluntly. "What do you think of him?" 
"Not much, sir; in fact, he's a bounder." "Oh, I'm sorry to 
hear that," returned the king, "because I have just made him a 
member of the Victorian Order." "Glad to hear it. sir," smiled 
the admiral. "It serves him right." 



In the center of the theatre district convenient to the 

principal hotels, Fred Solari's Restaurant De Luxe is con- 
spicuous. The 60c lunch served is the talk of the city. The 
dinner is perfection, and dancing between courses adds to 
digestion. Geary and Mason Streets are lined with autos every 
evening waiting their owners visiting Fred Solari's. 



PERSONALITIES 


By Billee Glynn 



Charlie Grant, the painter of seas, and long strayed from 
Greenwich village, is in the hospital sick with the "flu." We 
have a notion, however, that Charlie is mostly sick for Broad- 
way. 

* » « 

I met Sadakachi Hartmann on the street a couple of days 
ago and he told me he was lecturing at Paul Elder's. Sada- 
kachi has always been so careless about what he did. It is 
because he is so careless about what he says, that his lectures 
are so interesting to women. The men are never intelligent 
enough to understand them. 

* » » 

Otto Wix, who paints portraits that breathe life, lately ex- 
celled himself in a head of Mrs. Walter V. Rhollfs. The genial, 
sweet, and April-like personality of the sitter is caught and 
visioned with a truth rarely attained by any artist. The picture 
will be on display at one of the local downtown art stores some 
of these days, and after that, Mr. Wix, who is naturally modest, 
and so rich that he does not care whether he works or not, will 
have difficulty escaping the fair sex of this city, who cannot 
help but want to be "done" likewise. Fortunately Mr. Wix 
looks like a moving-picture hero and is a far better actor than 
most of them. 

« * « 

Arnold Schroeder, utter Bohemian, and artist photographer, 
has moved downtown to 251 Sutter street, where he will be 
engaged as usual in his wizardy of light and shade. Arnold re- 
turned not long ago from a vacation on Broadway, where he 
looked over (I almost said "overlooked" which would have 
been terribly untrue), the choruses of the bright thoroughfare, 
and at the same time discovered that Fifth Avenue was pay- 
ing $225 a dozen for the photographic art for which San Fran-" 
cisco paid twenty-five. There is nothing like knowing that we 
get our money's worth out here. 

* * * 

It is reported that Jean Jacque Pfister, the artistic-looking 
one, will soon leave for Europe, where a wedding will take 
place. Ah, those old romances — the heart never quite recovers 
from them! A man is weak-kneed or valorous, whichever you 
wish to call it, to the last moment of his life. What is that old 
line about the broken vase and the scent of the roses. And 
that other, also, "there is many a jest spoken in earnest." 



JOB FOR EVERY SERVICE STAR 

In the thousands of communities in California the slogan of 
the State Council of Defense, "A Job for Every Service Star," 
i; row the demand of the local placement committees of the 
Council that are securing re-employment of California soldiers 
and sailors. 

The slogan means that every employer who is entitled to dis- 
play service flags with stars to indicate the number of men he 
^rave up to war, shall put into service a corresponding number. 
the former employees to have the refusal of the places, as the 
men become available. 

That not one of California's men who left civil jobs to go to 
war shall go into the discard upon returning home, is the one 
^reat effort the State Council of Defense is asking community 
', ranches to undertake at once. 

The Council considers the purpose one which is especially 
dependent for accomplishment upon the humane interest, the 
-immon sense, and justifiable pride of all the people of even 
mallest community 



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16 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 



How to Revive Western Tourist Travel 



By Harold French 



In a survey of "California's Scenic Assets," published in the 
Christmas News Letter, attention was called to the value of 
tourist travel to the West and a suggestion was advanced in 
favor of the creation of a State Publicity Commission empow- 
ered by the Legislature to advertise the varied attractions of 
California to a now more receptive world. This inventory of 
the manifold invitations held forth to the tourist, the investor 
and homeseeker by our Golden State evoked a consensus of 
opinions from representative men concurring in the belief that 
the fine work of winning western traffic discontinued indefi- 
nitely by the overland railroads should be taken up by the 
people of this commonwealth. That it is well worth while for 
California to spend a cent or two for each dollar derived from 
tourist revenues, aggregating $30,000,000 a year in normal 
times, is evidenced by the opinions evoked by the following 
men of large affairs quoted in the ensuing symposium. 

Mr. Allan Pollok, manager of the chain of hotels con- 
tiolled by D. M. Linnard, which includes the Palace and Fair- 
mont hotels of San Francisco — 

"The question of the hour is how to maintain the flood of 
tourist travel that in past years has come to California every 
winter. The railroads in past years have spent untold thousands 
of dollars in stimulating sight-seeing travel. They have main- 
tained information bureaus; they have done a tremendous 
amount of advertising in magazines and newspapers ; they have 
employed forces of skilled passenger traffic men whose mission 
it was to build up travel ; they have made special rates to and 
from the East to induce people to travel. Under Government 
management the railroads have no such activities. 

"This wave of travel coming westward annually has been a 
source of tremendous revenue in which everybody shared. Ap 1 - 
parently it will rest with the communities and counties of Cali- 
fornia and with the hotel men to keep the flood coming. I do 
not know who else is to do it. Europe will be closed to pleas- 
ure traffic, to all appearances, for some time. Some one must 
tell possible travelers about the advantages of coming to Cali- 
fornia.*' 

Said "some one," referred to by Mr. Pollok, may be some 
body authorized by tire State Legislature to give proper pub- 
licity to the attractions of California. Indeed, since the sug- 
gestion of a State Advertising Commission was first made in 
the last Christmas News Letter, the Northern California Hotel 
Men's Association has taken up the idea with the view of ener- 
getically backing a bill to be introduced in the next session of 
the California Legislature which is designed to promote the in- 
terests of the state-at-large in such a manner as has been sug- 
gested by the News Letter. 

Mr. Henry Barker, President of the Northern California 
Hotel Men's Association, in a letter dated December 30, 1918, 
thus expresses the sentiments of prominent members of this 
organization ! 

"Today a few of us were gathered together at luncheon and 
a suggestion was made and a discussion ensued relative to 
what steps should be taken to supplant the void that has been 
created in advertising the attractions of California by reason 
of the railroads passing into the hands of the Government. It 
was stated that inasmuch as the Government is now in control 
of the railroads, that the great amount of advertising that was 
heretofore financed by the Railroad companies advertising 
California as a pleasure ground, as a health resort, and pointing 
out its other attractions to the traveller would no longer be 
available. It was the custom of the railroads to advertise very 
extensively in almost every one of the magazines, periodicals 
and daily papers throughout the United States, spending for 
this purpose millions of dollars in money each year to the end 
of attracting the attention of the prospective traveller to Cali- 
fornia. 

"One of our number suggested that some joint plan should 
be put forward by the business interests of this State, with a 
view to passing some legislation at the coming session of the 



Legislature, with a view to the creation of a Commission and 
endeavor to secure an appropriation of some money from the 
State with a view to supplanting this void, and thus take care 
of some of this advertising. It was suggested that possibly a 
Commission, consisting of the President and Secretary of the 
Northern California Hotel Association, the President and Sec- 
retary of the Southern California Hotel Men's Association, and 
three other members to be appointed by the Governor of the 
State, would be a proper Commission. This Commission, when 
created, would be in charge of the details of giving California 
proper publicity in the Eastern journals, and possibly also of 
the establishment of a moving picture film service which would 
show the possibilities of California to prospective travellers 
with the view to directing their itinerary 'Through to the 
Pacific Coast.' " 

The Northern Hotel Association, through its President, Mr. 
Barker, who is the manager of the Key Route Inn, of Oakland, 
has urged the co-operation of the Southern California Associa- 
tion in supporting this movement for the establishment of a 
State Advertising Commission. With broad vision these spon- 
sors of the bill see beyond their own personal interests. In a 
communication to the Southern hotel men, they contend "that 
this movement would be of interest not only to the hotel people 
of the State, but to our merchant class and in fact almost every 
business interest, as the more people that are brought to Cali- 
fornia, the better it will be for all our citizens." 

With similar consideration of the passing of prosperity 
brought in by tourist tributes to all classes and sections of the 
state, Mr. D. M. Linnard, the controller of a chain of Califor- 
nia's most famous hostelries, sums the advantages to be derived 
from a revival of the tourist business in the following state- 
ment: 

"San Francisco has not made a strong enough bid in the past 
for the tourist business. This is not as it should be, for a big 
volume of tourist business has many direct benefits to com- 
merce and industry that come from no other source. 

"The money spent by tourists is only one of the many ad- 
vantages that accrue to a city by attracting this class of travel. 
A very considerable number of people generally classified as 
tourists are of the moneyed class. While their visit may be 
primarily recreational, we must not forget that they often rep- 
resent the largest business interests of this country and other 
countries. Perhaps they are here only for pleasure, but they 
take away certain impressions. They are trained observers. If 
a city they visit possesses particular commercial and industrial 
advantages they see these for themselves. They get ideas, 
thus which no amount of soliciting or letter writing can im- 
press. 

"I shall do all I can to attract the tourist here. This city 
should be known as a year-round resort, and especially as a 
summer resort. Besides retaining its prestige in the business, 
commercial and industrial world. The latter will b'e tremen- 
dously augmented by the former." 



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and California Advertiser 




ENGAGEMENTS. 

BOOTH-BATES. — The engagement waa announced on Tuesday of Miss 
EBsie Booth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Booth, and Dudley 
Sunydam Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dudley Bates of this city. 

KOEBIG- S AUNB Y. — The engagement has been announced of Miss Julia 
Koebig. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Koebig of Los Angeles. 
and Sidney Saunby of Ventura. 

LANO-MALFANTII — The engagement of Miss Louise Lang to Joseph 
Miilt'anti. Jr., was announced at a clever and artistic evening affair. 
given to her intimate friends at the home of the bride-elect, last week. 

MARKBY-IJSVETT. — An announcement of the week is that of the en- 
gagement of Miss Laura Markey, sister of Mrs. Eugene R. Carter, to 
Charles Martin Levett of New York. 

WEDDINGS. 

UAl'ER-SOMMER. — Miss Alma Bauer and Arthur Sommer were mar- 
ried on January 6, at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. 
A. Bauer, in Ross. 

BUTTON-BIGELOW.— Lieutenant Richard D. Button and Miss Caroline 
Bigelow were quietly married last Friday at the Plaza Hotel, by Dean 
J. Wilmer Gresham of Grace Cathedral. 

WALKER-MacBOYLE. — Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss 
Irene Walker and E. L. MacBoyle, U. S. N., stationed at the electrical 
school at Mare Island. The ceremony took place on January 6 at 
the home of Mrs. Marguerite Kirkman in this city. Chaplain H. G. 
Gatlin of the navy, read the marriage ritual. 
TEAS. 

BENTLEY. — A delightful tea was given at the Palace Monday afternoon 
by Mrs. Le Roy Bentley, in compliment to Miss Elsie Booth, whose 
engagement to Dudley Suydam Bates was announced last week. 

CHEVALIER. — In compliment to Miss Edith Young, one of the brides- 
elect of the season, Miss Adele Chevalier entertained at a tea Friday 
afternoon. The tea was given at the young hostess' home on 
Buchanan street. 

HAVER. — Mrs. Samuel C. Haver was a tea hostess at the Fairmont last 
week, entertaining in honor of Mrs. Donaldson Clark of New York, 
and Mrs. Wurtz "White. 

HOLMES. — Mrs. Frank Huntington Holmes and Miss Margaret Holmes, 
gave an attractive tea the latter part of the week at their apart- 
ment in Stanford Court. The affair was given for Mrs. Alexander Mc- 
( Yacken. 

HGRST. — Misses Helen and ?Iazel l-Iorst. the attractive twin daughters 
of Mr. and Mrs. E. Clemens Horst of Presidio Terrace, were hostesses 
at a charming tea last week, in compliment to Miss Edith Xoung, 
the fiancee of Lieutenant E. L. McLaughlin. 

ME I, SING. — Miss Melba Melsing, the attractive young house guest of 
Miss Muriel Boxton, was the complimented guest at a tea given 
Saturday afternoon by Mrs. Herbert Bennett. 

MENDEL. — Miss Zeta Mendel entertained at a [, a Wednesday, in ■■ 

pliment to her cousin. Miss Lauretta Rosa, whose engagement to I " 
James Harvey, IT. s, N., was a recenl announcement. 

LUNCHEONS. 
( '< a PER. — Miss Ethel COOpes entertained a few friends Informally ut 

luncheon last week, In honor of Mrs. I toward Huntington, a 

friend of the hostess. 
lU'RRELL. — Miss Doris Durrell entertained at inn. heon the lattei part of 

the week tor Miss Edith K ynnerslry. The affair was given U YerUi 

Buena at the home of USsa Durrell'i parents 

GORGAS.— Complimenting Miss Edith Kynnersley. who is leaving for 
abroad on the- twentieth of this month, to the great regret of her 
many friends here, Miss Mary Gorg&fl was lumheon host-ss Saturday 
to a group of Miss Kynnorsley's ft lends at tin- Woman's Athletic 
Club. 

HOPKINS.— Mrs, Timothy Hopkins entertained] at luncheon at bet home 

in Jackson street Monday, in honor of Mis Herbert Hoover. 
JUDGE.— Mr. and Mrs. FYank Judge gave a luncheon at the Burling! 

Club Sunday, entertaining several Ban Francisco friends. 
MOORB.— Mrs, Pierre M< ■ entertained at a luncheon hurt wo* 

home in Lyon strati In honor of leer. 

ni'ttall. — Mrs. J, R. EC. Nuttall entertained at ■ tuncheon recently in 

honor of Mrs Arthur Rose Vincent 

DINNERS. 
PAY. — One of tin- largest dinners glv.n at (he Pataos Motel ..n Satur- 
I by Mi Mark Fay, a visitor from Aus- 
tralia, Who is spending some time here. 
.IKXKIXS Captain and Mrs. Spaulding .tonkins wore guests of I 

at a dinner given recently at the Unrllngame Club, by Mrs. Christian 
de < tuigne, Jr. 

Johnson gave a dinner Saturday night in 
honor of Miss Rosalie Hbward'8 hirthday. 
HARRIS Mr and Mrs, Lawrence Harris cn\ •• 8 dinner last week for 
turned war workers who have been In Frame or In 

Washington in the Government at 

lU'lOTFU- The handsome home Of Mr. and Mrs. F I. Htieter on B 
street was the seene of a delightful family gathering last Baturdaj 
evening, when a dinner and theater party eras gtVSfl in honor 
host's bhthdas 

THORNE -In honor of Dr. Wsdton Thoi is returned from on 

Mi and Mrs rullan Thome entertained at an Informal d 

last Week al one of the downtown restaurants. 



HU— Mr. and Mrs. George Fid entertained with a delightful dinner 
party last week at their home on Lombard street. Miss Melba Mel- 
sing;, who Is visiting here from Los Angeles, was the guest of honor 
of the occasion. 

SUPPERS. 

HANNIPY.— A farewell supper was given last week by Mrs. John Han- 
nify, in honor of Mrs. Harry Turner, who left on Tuesday for the 
East to join Commander Turner, U. S. N., in New York. 
DANCES. 

OR1FFITH.— One of the most delightful social events of the month was 
the dancing party given Friday evening by MSss Alice Griffith, in 
compliment to her young kinsman. Lieutenant Richard McLaren, who 
has just returned to San Francisco. 

HOWE.— A merry gathering of young people assembled at the Palace last 
week where Edward C. Howe entertained with a dinner and dancing 
party in honor of members of the younger set who have so delight- 
fully entertained his daughter. Miss Marjorie Howe, since her arrival 
here from Denver. 

MILLER.— A number of the younger society group gathered at the studio 
of Miss Alys Miller last Saturday evening for an informal evening of 
dancing. 

RYAN.— Miss Grace La Rue was the guest of honor at a supper and 
dancing party given in Rainbow Lane at the Fairmont last week, 
by Mrs. Arthur J. Ryan. 

STONEY. — Miss Katherine Stoney gave a pretty informal dance on Fri- 
day evening at the home of her mother, Mrs. Donzel Stoney. 
PARTIES. 

FA t'NTHORPE- Colonel J. C. Faunthorpe. who has been here for 
months, was given a farewell party at the Burlingame Club Saturday 
night. He left for New York, en route to England. Sunday, 
ARRIVALS. 

BENTLEY.— Major and Mrs. R. L Bentley. Jr.. and their little son and 
daughter have returned to San Francisco and will occupy apartments 
at the Clift this winter. 

CODMAK. — Miss Ruth Codman has returned to her home in Berkeley 
from a visit to friends in Santa. Barbai i Montecito. 

DE la montanya. — Mrs. Jacques de in tfontanya, returned last week 

after a year's absence in the North. 
DUTTON.— Mrs, Hfenr? Poster Dutton arrived in town a few days ago 

with Major Dutton, who was with the Grizzlies, 
HOOVER.— Mrs, Herbert Hoovei arrived Last week from Washington 

and is visiting in Palo Alto, where she and her husband are planning 
to build a ho 
McADOO. — Mr. and Mrs William G, MJCAdOO and their little daughter 

arrived on Saturday in 8anl they will spend i 

der of the season. 
MORGAN.— Mn Cosmo Morgan of i. i | n Ban Prai 

week, find is the guest of her father, Mr. <\ B. Jennings, o 
Hotel I 
SPLIVALO.— Lieutenant and Mrs Adrian w. BpUvalo and then small 

daughter arrived Thursday from New Yoik and are guestfl at the 
Fairmont. 
stink —Mrs, Oliver C Btlne and her children return eh from 

interesting motor trip through Arlaona, 
DEPARTURES. 

FLOOD Bnuna Flood left on for New York with 

'int. Miss J i The former wil 1 

study of art. and will have a studio where she can follow her ■ 
work an a sculptress. 
MAUD, Mr and Mrs. Fharles E Maud sailed on the Colombia Sunday 
for Honolulu They eXpOCl to be away for six months or I 
traveling through the orient- 

MOON Mbon returned to her home in Salt Lall 

fter having enjoyed i visit of more than six n 

with her UflCle .mil aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hlgglns. 
HTKl'MW A numl the steamship doek It 

. to wish Mr and Mr- in tlnir 

departure for < I 

INTIMATIONS. 
Bl'LL — Miss Newell Bull has changed the plans for her -1 

and It will take place on the eighth dav of F.hruarv. it. 

first. 
Kl. KINS. — Mrs Burton Klklns. who La in Paris, has wrilt 

friends that she will return I in Mann 

LI KB. —Lieutenants George [Job and 

home some time this month, both men being on their wa<- 

France. 
MLYKIi. — Miss Bfttth Y.ung. the fiancee of resign Edward McLaughlin. 

will be guest of honor at a luncheon to be given by Miss Marie ! 
r on .Ian">- 
V) »N PTICL llllam von Phul 

passes 

fant. return to S"*n Francis 

part of this month 
W'MT.VKKK talnlng as . 

DOOM 
\\ HITE — Mr. and Mrs. Ralst' n 

turned font taken apan 

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18 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 




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R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The automobile dealers of San Francisco have decided to 
hold a motor car show in the Civic Auditorium between Feb- 
ruary 6th and 15th. This is in keeping with the plans of the 
New York and Chicago dealers; San Francisco is returning to 
its pre-war activities. 

It is to be an extensive automobile display; the main floor 
being given over to passenger cars, the balcony to accessories 
and the basement to truck and tractors. 

The decorations of the two previous exhibitions were voted 
by those who attended these as well as the big displays in the 
East to be the most attractive of them all, and it is expected 
that the coming event will outshine the previous displays. 

The committee of motor car dealers in charge of the big 
show is made up of the following officers of the automobile 
association: President, C. N. Weaver; Vice-President, Wil- 
liam L. Hughson; Secretary, T. A. Skinner, Treasurer, I. J. 
Morse; General Manager, A. F. Lemberger. Executive com- 
mittee: Phil Prather; Chairman; F. L. Du Broy, Roy Alex- 
ander, W. F. Culberson, C. T. Prall. 

The following automobile concerns have announced their 
intention of showing, and reserved space at the auditorium, ac- 
cording to a statement issued yesterday by Manager George 
A. Wahlgreen: 

Earl C. Anthony — Packard and Rio; W. J. Benson Com- 
pany — Stephens Six; California Motor Sales Company — Cole, 
Lexington; George Campe Motor Company — Scripps-Booth, 
Chevrolet; Cunningham Car Agency — Cunningham; DuBroy 
Motor Company — Nash, Saxon; Al. G. Faulkner Company— 
Marmon; Frawley Motor Car Company — Mitchell, Dort; Greer- 
Robbins Company — Hupmobile; Haynes Auto Sales Company 
— Haynes; Hawley-King & Co. — Oakland; William L. Hugh- 
son Company — Ford, Federal truck; Howard Automobile Com- 
pany — Buick; J. W. Leavitt Company — Oldsmobile; F. J. Linz 
Motor Company — National, Liberty; Don Lee — Cadillac; 
Logan-Cadwalader Company — Velie; Locomobile Company of 
America — Locomobile; John F. McLain Company — Franklin; 
Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company — Paige; Peacock Motor 
Sales Company — Chandler, Service and Bethlehem truck; 
Phillips Distributing Company — Daniels Eight; Pierce-Arrow 
Pacific Sales Company — Pierce-Arrow; Pioneer Motor Com- 
pany — Peerless; Pacific-Nash Motor Company — Nash; Rose- 
Chalmers Company. — Chalmers; C. D. Rand Company — Mer- 
cer, Jordan; Frank O. Renstrom Company — Grant, Premier; 
Chester N. Weaver Company — Studebaker; Willys-Overland 
Pacific Company — Overland, Willys-Knight; Winton Company 

— Winton Six; Western Motors Company — Maxwell. 

It * • 

The automobile show will have one redeeming point it 
nothing more, and that is, it will awaken the motor car owner 
to the realization that respectability demands that as much at- 
tention must be paid to the appearance of one's automobile as 
to one's clothing. 

War time economy has generated a carelessness in this di- 
rection. The average motor car owner when pride has prompted 
a desire for a modern and neater conveyance has excused him- 
self from following such promptings with the excuse that con- 
ditions make such proceedings ill-befitting. 

Such mental excusing has dulled the pride and when one 
has found that the general public has not looked down upon 
the shabby or out-of-dateness of the automobile, the owner 
has continued its use preferring to hoard his money. 

War is a matter of history; its a thing of the past, except the 
tying up of the fag-end of the struggle. Our face is turned 
toward the sunshine of peace and prosperity and with the 



return of such times personal pride has again awakened and 

we will go to the automobile show, look them over, make our 

selection and once again become genteel. 
* » * 

The war showed the business man at least two valuable com- 
mercial assets, the truck and the tractor. The struggle, how- 
ever, did not last long enough for these two mechanical won- 
ders to prove their highest efficiency and the public now is apt 
to lose sight of their wonderful possibilities and return to old 
methods, at least for the time being. 

The motor truck received a great boom from the backing it 
obtained from the Federal Government but the Government, 
now that war is over, has kindly turned the work it started over 
to private interests with the result that advancement may be 
slowed up on account of competition. 

However, it will only be a matter of time before both the 

truck and tractor will supersede the horse. 

* * * 

Wherever a strict accounting and efficiency of operation has 
been put in force these mechanical powers have proved their 
superiority. They would today be universally, used were it 
not that those who would reap the benefits are slow in parting 
with the initial cost. The initial cost seems large and it is 
h?.rd for the buyer to realize how quickly he can pay back this 
investment plus a handsome profit. 

When the commercial world realizes this fact — goodbye, Old 

Dobbin. 

• • • 

The George Campe Motor Company announces that it has 
taken on the agency for the Scripps-Booth for San Francisco, 
San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Bonita counties. 
» » » 

San Mateo county is on the war path again. The traffic of- 
ficers have renewed their campaign against unlawful head- 
lights, and a week ago rounded up some forty owners whose 
illuminating equipment did not come within the law. 

It must not be supposed that San Mateo County traffic of- 
ficers delight in this work, for there are very few counties that 
can boast of the liberality of San Mateo in this respect. 

What these officers want is a sane observance of the law. 
Their position does not depend upon their arresting ability, 
but upon their ability to make traffic safe through the county. 
The record that is their standard is the absence of accidents 
and when motor car owners become careless, reckless or en- 
danger the lives or pleasures of others, they are sure to run 
afoul of these "motor-bike cops" of San Mateo. 

Every one of them are veterans; they know the law and 
know when the bounds of safety are being overstepped, and it 
is safe to say that not two per cent of the arrests are an in- 
justice or misjudgment on the part of the arresting officer. If 
they get you in San Mateo county you're wrong. They're after 
the headlight law violators. Its cheaper to test your headlights 
before you go out at night, especially if you're going down the 
peninsula. 

» * » 

Now the war is over, though not finally over, for there will 
be a lot of "clearing up" to do, people are wondering what will 
become of the men who are demobilized; of the war material 
which is no longer to be utilized for war, and the question is 
very naturally asked, what will become of all the motor trucks, 
Red Cross cars, ambulance wagons and other vehicles, tractors 
and trucks which were hastily constructed, taken out of other 
industries, commandeered and generally got together to help in 
putting what the London coster would call "the kibosh on Bill." 

The question is a very natural one and not easy to answer, 
although no answer may be guessed at. It will be like the old 
story of the school boy and his apple, "there ain't going to be 
no core" — for war is not very tender to men, horses or motor 
cars, and the vast majority of machines that have seen service 
in the war zone will only resemble the deacon's one-horse shay 
at the moment of its disillusion. 

It has been said and sung that when war is over you can turn 
your swords into ploughshares, and your spears into pruning 
hooks, and doubtless, with metal so scarce those parts of the 
used-up machines which will pay for transportation will be 
used, possibly too, for sentimental reasons, many cars will be 
kept as souvenirs, like the coaches of Napoleon and Buffalo 
Bill. There is no reason, as far as we can see, to anticipate 



January 18, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



19 



that the market will be flooded with second-hand war cars to 
the dislocation of the trade industry. — West Canadian Motorist. 

• * * 

Tire talc, rather than graphite and other oily preparations. 
makes the best lubricator between the inner tube and the cas- 
ing, according to the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company. 

Motorists are cautioned, however, to exercise care in the use 
of tire talc, as too much is fully as damaging as too little. Too 
free use of tire talc — a special prepared soapstone for tire use 
— will cause a quantity of the powder collecting in one place, 
generate heat, give the tube a soft and bubbly appearance and 
form a weak spot. The talc should be distributed evenly over 
the surface; sifting on rotating tube is a simple and efficient 
method. 

Graphite is an excellent lubricator for tires subjected to extra 
heavy duty and excessive speeds. Racing drivers use graphite, 
but only after sifting through a sieve made of cheesecloth on 
to the revolving tube. This method is necessary, otherwise 
several flakes of graphite might accumulate in one point, there- 
by causing deterioration — the oil in graphite being a foe to 
rubber. 

For the average motorist — for the man who does not run his 
car continuously, day in and day out — the Goodrich Company 
strongly advises the judicious use of tire talc. 

» * * 

The Acheson Graphite Company of Niagara Falls announced 
at the Chicago Jobbers' Convention that negotiations have been 
completed whereby Edward A. Cassidy Company is to act as 
the Sales Department for Gredag. 

Gredag is the lubricant perfected by Dr. E. G. Acheson, one 
of the noted scientists of this country on lubrication. It is a 
blending of the highest quality grease with exactly the right 
proportion of 99.9 per cent pure Acheson Graphite (not mined), 
and is manufactured by the special Acheson formulas and pro- 
cess. 

The high quality of Gredag is evidenced by the fact that over 
30 leading automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and tractors have 
made Gredag their standard lubricant, and that it is the recog- 
nized quality lubricant in the industrial field. 

Plans are now under way and will shortly be executed for 
a progressive and far-reaching sales and advertising campaign, 
national in scope, and the splendid reputation made by Gredag 
in the industrial world coupled with the Cassidy merchandising 
policy offers a remarkable opportunity to the automobile trade. 

• • • 

The whizzing motor car struck a stump, and one of the occu- 
pants of the back seat, a lady possessed of a considerable em- 
bonpoint, executed a neat, but not gaudy parabole in the atmos- 
phere and alighted by the roadside like a polypus falling from 
a shot tower. 

"I don't believe I have broken any bones." she replied to the 
inquiry of the omnipresent bystander, "but there is a lump 
on this bank that " 

"Lump — nuthin!" snarled a smothered voice. "I'm the con- 
stable that's goin' to arrest you gosh-durned joyriders, if I live." 

• * * 

That the Scripps-Booth Corporation, Detroit, plans an ener- 
getic future is indicated in the appointment, just made, of E. G. 
Gunn as chief engineer for that company. He is widely known 
in the designing fraternity, having been with the Northway 
Motor & Manufacturing Company, and later chief engineer for 
the Cole Motor Car Company and the Premier Motor corpora- 
tion. 

» • • 

"How fast is your new car, Martin?" asked his business com- 
petitor. 

"Oh, about two hours a day ahead of my schedule before I 
had one." 

• * * 

"Do you have much trouble with your auto?" 

"None whatever. I treat it just like my watch. As long as 

it goes I don't bother with it; when it stops I call in an expert 

and let him fix it." 

• » • 

An early automobile catalog.. e very interest; 

formation that the automobile could be run at night, for kero- 
sene lamps were provided for that purpose. 



BUSINESS IS BUSINESS. 

"Business is business," but men are men, 

Loving and working, dreaming, 
Toiling with pencil, or spade, or pen, 

Rostering, planning, scheming. 

"Business is business," but he's a fool 
Whose business has grown to smother 

His faith in men and the Golden Rule, 
His love for a friend and brother. 

"Business is business," but life is life: 
Though we're all in the game to win it, 

Let's rest sometimes from the heat and strife, 
And try to be friends a minute. 

Let's seek to be comrades now and then, 

And slip from our Golden tether; 
"Business is business," but men are men, 

And we're all good pals together. 

Berton Braley. 



President Wilson is fond of telling a story about an old 

teamster. This old fellow said to the treasurer of the concern 
one day : "Me and that off-horse has been working for the 
company 17 years, sir." "Just so, Winterbottom, just so." said 
the treasurer, and he cleared his throat and added: "Both 
treated well, I hope?" The old teamster looked dubious. 
"Well," he said, "we was both tooken down sick last month 
and they got a doctor for the hoss, while they docked my pay." 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 



INSURANCE 



agent for the Commercial Unions and Palatine, in Oregon and 
Southern Idaho ^ headquarters, Portland, Oregon. 



The Forty-third Annual meeting of the Fire Underwriters' 
Association of the Pacific Coast will be held in the room of the 
Board of Fire Underwriters, Merchants Exchange Building, 
San Francisco, on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4th and 
5th, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The nominating committee has pre- 
sented the following ticket : President: G. A. R. Heuer; Vice- 
President, Frank L. Emerick; Secretary-Treasurer, Calvert 
Meade; Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, J. P. Moore. 

Executive Committee : F. B. Kellam, A. W. Thornton, H. P. 
Blanchard. 

Library Committee: Herbert Folger, F. H. Rhoads, J. 
Hunter Harrison, Geo. L. Morton (one year term). 

Nominating Committee: R. C. Medcraft, Geo. W. Darnin, 
Adam Gilliland, T. H. Williams, R. W. Osborn. 

Dinner Committee : H. P. Blanchard, F. M. Branch. 

• * » 

The Capital Fire of Sacramento, California, is now writing 
business in California, Montana, New Mexico, Michigan, Illin- 
ois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The general agency for 
Ohio and Pennsylvania has recently been changed from Jones, 
Launt & Barrett, of Philadelphia, to the L. A. Burnett agency 
of Philadelphia. Under the hard business sense of President 
Muddox, who is the head of numerous financial enterprises, the 
Capital Fire appears to be building upon a conservative and 

strong foundation. 

• • • 

Hugh R. Landon, who on January 1st succeeded Henry W. 
Eaton as United States manager of the Liverpool & London & 
Globe, and president of the Star Insurance Company of Amer- 
ica, and United States Attorney for the first named company, 
has been deputy manager during the past year. He is a native 
of Scotland. In 1885 he began his insurance career with the 
Minneapolis Mutual Fire of Minnesota, subsequently going 
with the Western Millers Mutual of the same state. Later he 
became manager of the Armstrong Companies in Minnesota. 
In 1891 he was with the Lancashire, and in 1894 became a 
special agent for the L. & L. & G. In 1902 he became State 
Agent for the company in Minnesota. In 1909, deputy assist- 
ant manager at Chicago, and assistant manager in 1915. He 

came to the New York head office in 1916. 

• * * 

Henry Evans, in his office of president of the United States 
Fire Companies' Conference, in a letter to Harry A. Wheeler, 
president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 
urges that fire insurance interests be given a place on the Com- 
mittee of American business men appointed for attendance at 
the Peace Conference. Attention is called by President Evans 
to the important part that insurance will have in extending for- 
eign commerce, and of the importance of a business involving 
a premium income of $400,000,000 a year inter-related as it is 

with all other business enterprises. 

• • • 

The News Letter regrets to record the death at Salt Lake 
City, this month, of Mrs. Caroline C. Selbach, mother of B. O. 
Selbach, well known insurance manager of San Francisco. De- 
ceased was the wife of Capt. E. A. Selbach, and also mother of 

O. C. Selbach and E. H. Selbach. 

• • • 

Dean A. Baldwin recently appointed special agent for the 
Royal Exchange in Northern Idaho, Oregon and Washington, 
covered this same territory four years ago for the Prussian Na- 
tional, and was subsequently transferred to Ohio. He succeeds 
the late L. F. Lamping, and will maintain headquarters at 

Seattle. 

• * * 

Willard Done, at one time insurance commissioner for the 
State of Utah, and during the period of the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition, employed as local representative of the National 
Board of Fire Underwriters, has again established himself at 
San Francisco as representative of the Contractor's Mutual Lia- 
bility Company of Boston, whatever that may be. 

• * • 

R. H. Conant has returned from his post at Camp Zachary 
Taylor and has been reinstated in his old position as special 



Here's to the four hinges of friendship, 
Swearing, Lying, Stealing, and Drinking. 

When you swear, swear by your country; 
When you lie, lie for a pretty woman; 

When you steal, steal away from bad company; 
And when you drink, drink with me. 



There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go. especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



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ANNUAL MEETING 
Joshua Hendy Iron Works 
The regular Annual Meeting .>r the Stockholders of the Joshua Hendy 
Iron Works will be held at the office of the corporation. No. 76 Fremont 
Street, San Francisco, Cal., on Tuesday, the 11th day of Efetaruary, 1919, 
at Hi, hour of 10 o'clock A. M.. for the purpose of electing a Board of 
Directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such 
other business as may come before the meeting. 

CHAS. C. GARDNER, 

Secretary. 
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When You Think of Photographs 
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January 18, 1919 



and California Advntiser 



21 




Part of the fun of skating, in the Eastern cities, is in the 
costume. With the rinks now open and the temperature falling, 
many smart skating togs are seen in the shops. Women are 
realizing that they would enjoy the sport more if they had the 
suitable costume. One cannot skate with a tight skirt without 
some danger. And, besides, comfort is most essential for this 
rather strenuous sport. So the introduction of the circular 
skirt has been accepted and is so well liked that a costume for 
skating is not authentically so unless the circular skirt appears. 

At one of the indoor rinks the other day I saw a striking cos- 
tume worn by one of the amateurs. The skirt cut on these 
lines was developed in a violet velour and lined with a bril- 
liant yellow. The bloomers that the charming young creature 
wore with this skirt were yellow to match the lining of the skirt. 
The woolen stockings also claimed some of the same yellow 
dye and the jaunty tarn took the rest. When this chic Miss 
took off her coat, which was of the same color and material as 
the skirt, she revealed an exceptionally good-looking blouse of 
flannel in a light lavender shade. 




Trimmed With Soutache Braid 



Gracefully Draped Skirt 



Her costume is every detail was one of comfort and ease and 
possessed an air of refinement and distinction. 

Odd Necklines. 

The neckline is perhaps one of the most important lines of a 
garment. How frequently we see a thin neck with the rather 
low round neckline as the shape chosen to set it off. This is 
an unpardonable mistake, for every woman should study her 
ovn particular lines and set them off as prettily as possible. 
But sometimes we are afraid that by catering to our own per- 
sonalities we will not be in style. This fear should be promptly- 
dismissed, for when we are dressed becomingly we are always 
in style. 

Designers have been most considerate and, realizing the need 
of various styles of necklines, have given us a gratifying selec- 
tion to choose from. The Vandyke neckline is ultra smart and 
may be worn by almost everyone. The lines are not so very 
severe, an J are well adapted to the one-piece frocks. The 
square neckline, with the circular comers, is more severe in 
line, and only those with a decidedly youthful neck may indulge 
in this novelty. 



One Pocket. 

One of the most novel features in the separate skirt line is 
the skirt with only one pocket. This singular pocket-effect was 
obtained by folding over the material across the hip and 
slightly slanting it up toward the back. Though attractive, it is 
like all novel features and may not last. 

The one-sided drapery is far more advisable, and the illus- 
tration shows a graceful model, featuring the draped skirt. The 
waist of this dress is very simple and the neck is pleasing in 
line. The novelty cuffs and tight high collar on the other dress 
are braided with soutache, and the side sections correspond. 
The skirt is laid in pressed pleats, which preserve the straight 
silhouette. 

Forecast of Spring Millinery. 

Many new models for wear at Palm Beach and other winter 
resorts forecast the spring styles. A chic little model fashioned 
after the lines of the Victorian period is entirely covered with 
bright flowers. These flowers are made of raffia and are sepa- 
rate from the hat. Odd bright-colored vegetables and fruit will 
be used extensively as trimming for both tailored and dressy 
hats. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 18, 1919 



Saving Seconds May Pay Off the War Debt 



This article tells how wonderful savings may be made in 
office and shop work, by time and motion studies, relieving the 
strain on the workers and making it possible to increase the 
Nation's productivity enough to pay off the huge war debt in 
a few years. Try it in your own business. — Editor. 



SIMPLIFYING WORK BY TIME AND MOTION STUDIES 
By D. Herbert Heywood — Copyright, 1919 

It was a contractor's emergency which brought about one 
of the most important discoveries in the modern industrial 
world. Frank Gilbreth, a building contractor, found that he 
was going to lose a lot of money on a certain job unless he could 
manage to get brick laid a great deal faster than the men were 
working. So he made a careful study of how brick could be 
laid to save time and effort. He finally worked out a plan by 
which a bricklayer could eliminate two-thirds of the motions 
and muscular effort used in laying brick in the old way. This 
great saving was effected by having the brick brought to the 
mason in a different way, by placing them in a more convenient 
position for picking up, by arranging the scaffolding so that the 
bricks were right at the workman's elbow without the man hav- 
ing to stoop down and lift up each brick, — and other little 
changes of method, all of them slight and simple but which 
taken altogether, made an immense saving of time and labor 
in the aggregate. 

This discovery in one of the oldest trades, that it hardly 
seemed possible to improve or change owing to tradition and 
prejudice, opened up an entirely new field of progress. It was 
evident that these principles could be applied to every trade 
and industry. Keen men began to make time and motion studies 
in steel plants, shoe factories and in printing and binding. But 
this also was only a beginning. Men in offices and stores also 
began to see the possibilities that were opened to them. 

As an example of how this principle can be used in an office, 
consider for instance, a mail order campaign which may in- 
volve the sending out of perhaps 25,000 letters with several 
enclosures. The saving of one motion in the folding and en- 
closing process might save $100 or more. An engineering maga- 
zine was the first concern to systematically apply this prin- 
ciple. Previously the girls had been allowed to arrange the cir- 
cularizing work to suit their own convenience. 

A little observation revealed a chance for improvements. The 
superintendent after studying the matter made some experi- 
ments with one girl to find out just what was the quickest and 
easiest way to fold a letter, to pick up the enclosure, take up 
the envelope and insert enclosures in the envelope. The time 
of all motions was noted carefully by a stop watch. The first 
experiment resulted in cutting down the time one half and thus 
doubled the girl's output, at the same time making it easier for 
her. Not only were useless motions cut out, but the distance 
was shortened which her hands had to make. 

Finally the work was so perfected that each hand at the com- 
pletion of one motion was in position to begin the next move. 
The finishing motion, of throwing the filled envelope on a pile 
was eliminated by dropping the letter through a slit in the table 
into a basket on the floor. The process finally was so simpli- 
fied that each girl could do four times the work previously done 
and with less fatigue at the end of the day, for rest periods 
were introduced in both forenoon and afternoon. 

Almost any routine job in an office can be studied and im- 
proved in the same way. It is the science of simplifying things. 

Time and motion studies may be made in two ways: (1) By 
analyzing each step of a process and cutting out useless mo- 
tions; or (2) By devising an entirely new method. 

After one or two problems have been worked out in this way 
the bright members of the staff, and even some of the routine 
workers proceed to study out shortcut processes for themselves. 
Their inventive instinct is aroused and some really marvelous 
results are accomplished. In the office of "Industrial Engineer- 
ing," where this spirit had been aroused by the editor, Robert 
T. Kent, one of the girls devised a method of stamping en- 



velopes which enabled her to work at a speed of 100 to 120 
envelopes a minute. She assembled the letters on edge in a 
long pile, with the addressed side facing her. The stamps 
were tom in strips crosswise of the sheet so that the stamps 
were side by side instead of one above the other. To the fore- 
finger of her right hand she fastened a small wet sponge. Tak- 
ing a strip of stamps in that hand she fed them across the 
sponge, using her thumb to move the strip and to guide the 
stamp into place on the envelope. With her left hand she drew 
the stamped envelope forward from the pile; the mere motion 
of drawing the letter forward tore off the stamp and finished 
the operation. The whole process was done with wonderful 
rapidity, yet the girl hardly seemed to make any motions, ex- 
cept to pull the envelopes forward and reach for stamps. Com- 
pare this with the usual, fumbling, sticking and pounding pro- 
cess of stamping envelopes. Of course there is an envelope 
stamping machine that can be bought where there is a large 
mail being turned out continuously, but this girl's ingenuity 
saved her employer that expense on a mail that was enlarged 
only temporarily. 

Such instances as this show that there is more to time and 
motion study than is ordinarily supposed. It can be developed 
with scientific accuracy in large shops, under the direction of 
the superintendent with stop watch, and with the aid of charts. 
Motion pictures can also be employed, the useless motions 
being readily detected as the pictures are run through slowly 
several, times and studied critically. In some of these ways 
the time and labor of nearly all trades can be reduced. 

This time and labor saving idea can be applied by a woman 
in her home, in the taking of a fewer steps, less motions of the 
hands, and using the left hand to save the right hand. One 
task analyzed and systematized leads to applying the idea to 
all work. Not only is the body relieved of strain and fatigue 
but the studying out of these processes brightens and quickens 
the mind and increases the general efficiency of a person. One 
person in a store or office, or a woman in the home who applies 
these methods sets an example that educates a whole circle of 
people into greater usefulness. 

A good example of saving waste motions may be seen in any 
city fire-house where either horses or auto engines are used. 
The men's time of dressing, sliding down a pole and being at 
their posts has been reduced from several minutes, which it 
took years ago, to 11 or 12 seconds. A newspaper carrier boy 
who had to rise ?.t 3:30 A. M., caught the idea from the fire- 
men and learned how to arrange his things and dress completely 
and make his toilet in 5 minutes instead of taking 10 or 15 
minutes as before. A man who will study how to arrange his 
shaving outfit, brush, soap, blade and strop, can reduce his 
shaving time one half or more. When he has used the prin- 
ciple this way he will not rest till he has applied it to business 
affairs. Its value in cost reducing is very great. 

By making studies along these lines the working capacity of 
forty million adult workers may be almost doubled. This means 
good wages for the workers, good profits for the employers, 
more leisure for all, with short working hours, while the na- 
tion's normal production would be vastly and permanently in- 
creased. In this way the nation may pay off the interest and 
principle of great war loans in a few years, while becoming 
richer and more prosperous at the same time. This will he a 
kind of prosperity in which every individual may share. Every 
one can coin this idea into money in some way. We should be 
glad to know what application you are making of it. 




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City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

ROOTS, HERBS AND EVERGREENS. 
$5 A Day Gathering Evergreens. Roots and Herbs. (Jinseng. $14 lb. i 
Belladonna seed, ^4 lb.; or grow it yourself. Book and war prices free. 
Botanlcal-P., New Haven, Conn. 

CHIROPODISTS. 
Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St.. above Bush. San Fran- 
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In the Superior Court of the stm.- of California, in and for the City and 

County of S;in Francisco, No. 20484, Dept. N<>. 9. 
In the Matter of the Estate of HUGH M. TUCKER, a Minor. 

IT APPEARING TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE COURT from the 
verified petition of \vi i.i.ia.m H. WALTHALL, the guardian of the per- 
son and .-state of HUGH M. TUCKER, a Minor, on file herein, praying 
for an order of sate of cortain real property, belonging to said ward, thai 
ii i for the bes! interest of said ward and necessary in order to pay the 
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Minor, which have already accrued and which will or may accrue here- 
after, ni sell the whole of said real estate of said Minor; 

IT is HEREBY ORDERED that the next of kin of s ward and oil 

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and County of San Francisco. 

Done in open Court this 17th day of I mber, 1918. 

BERNARD J. FLOOD. 
Judge of said Superior Court. 
San Francisco, California. 

(Endorsed) Filed Dec 17. mis 

H. I. MULCREVY, Clerk. 
By H. G. BENEDICT, Depot v Clerk 
BARRETT & BARRETT. Attorneys for Guardian. 

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SUMMONS (Divorce) 

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C ty "f San Francisco. — No. 04097. 

FRED i). LOWER, Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN LOWER. Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said City and County, 

Tin- People of the Stat,- ..r California Send Greeting to: 
LILLIAN LOWER, i efi ndanl 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear in an action brought against 
you by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court of the Stat.- of 

California, in and for the City and C ity of San Francisco, and to 

answer the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day 

oi* service) aftei He- servic you of this summons, if served within 

this Cits hi. i County! or if served elsewhere within thirty days 

Tl - said action brought to obtain a hide nl i decree of this Court 

dissolving the bonds ..f matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on He- ground oi defendant's wilful desertion; its.. foT genera] 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
ref eren ce is he reb j made 

And I hereto notified that, unless y ppear and answer as 

above tequired the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any moneys 

oi damages demanded In the Complaint as arising u| lontract oi will 

appls to ihe Courl for an-. Mile r relief demanded In the C plaint. 

v under my hand ami in.- seal ..f the Superior Court of the State 
.a ..ii- .a for Hi. Cltj ..mi .■..inn. ol San Francisco, this nth 

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After all, the "flu" masks are fitting to some faces. The 

less we see of them, the better. 

Who said that Russians could not fight? They are giv- 
ing the lie to the world, by their daily- fights among themselves. 

. At the stroke of 12, midnight, June 30th, next, the 

"spirits" will abandon this country of ours for ever! Until the 
bootleggers come to our rescue. 

Automobiles travel at such a speed in our streets, that a 

sign must be had at all busy crossings and near public schools, 
reading: "Slow down to 10 miles per hour." 

This is the list of our bosses : Mother, sister, teacher, 

sweetheart, wife, mother-in-law, the stenographer, and now the 
assemblywoman. This is really the eternal feminine! 

Pretty soon we will have to change, or rather suppress 

one word out of that dear old song, which says : "The land of 
the brave and the free." We are brave, all right; but as to 
free — 

Third Street! Have you ever contemplated it. More 

characters, more world wanderers, derelicts, stories, tragedies 
and hopes pass along Third Street in one day than any other 
street in the West. 

A regicide was perpetrated in Hempstead, L. I., in the 

assassination of Jacques Lebaudy, Emperor of Sahara. It has 
been written in the book of destiny, that all crowned heads 
shall be no more in 1919. 

Jail sentence has been passed against 43 members of 

the I. W. W. at Sacramento. It is about time to give a lesson 
to those hardheaded men, who think the world will be regen- 
erated by incendiary speech and the threat of torch and dagger. 

Charles F. Adams whose appointment as Justice of the 

Peace to succeed Judge Roche was erroneously reported from 
Sacramento, is doubtless saying to himself — "of all the sad 
words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these; it might have 
been." 

A law is being enacted in the California Legislature for 

the protection of female cooks and domestics. According to 
said law, the maximum working hours for the "girls" will be 
10 hours. We would be satisfied if cooks and upstairs help 
could be induced to work at least 3 hours a day. 

And we sincerely hope that the so-called Mooney Labor 

Congress, will not be misguided by their false leaders. It is 
said that they have decided to call a general strike on July 4th. 
next; which will be a very poor way of celebrating the anni- 
versary of our independence; besides showing absolute lack of 
patriotism. 



There is a certain point in the nature of a man where 

one added disappointment will send him to the devil. Let us 
remember this in dealing with each other. The heart, after all, 
is more important than the mind. 

When Knighthood was in flower, blood was the only 

thing that could wash the stains on love or honor. Modern 
Knights are satisfied to ask for monetary compensation, even 
when another man steals the affection of their wives. Which 
proves that times are changing and decency is getting to be 
a thing of the past. 

The commissariat of the United States Army and of the 

Navy, according to published reports, gave preference to the 
Japanese and Manchurian beans, buying enormous quantities; 
overlooking the California beans. There was a reason, or 
rather two : the imported were cleaner and cheaper. Our 
profiteers got stung this time. 

No better words could have been spoken of Premier 

Clemenceau, than those of President Wilson and British Pre- 
mier Lloyd George, at the opening of the Peace Conference in 
Paris. He, the greatest of living men, was justly said to rep- 
resent the heroism, the genius, the courage and the virtues of 
the indomitable people of France. 

Sen. LaFollctte has been whitewashed by his colleagues 

in Washington, proclaiming him not guilty of the crime of 
treason. But if his words, as contained in his famous speech 
delivered at St. Paul, Minnesota, in September, 1917, had been 
spoken by any other man than himself; the records of some 
federal penitentiary would contain his name. 

We are proud of all the members of the United States 

Army and Navy. The flower of the American youth and the 
genious of the elder men, deserve praise and glory for their 
deeds during the war. But, let us be sincere : We feel prouder 
of our boys, the Californians, who helped so loyally and effi- 
ciently, to make the name, American, beloved and admired in 
Europe and elsewhere. 

It is said that several city scavengers were severely 

reprimanded by the Board of Health, for having raised their 
rates on their services as collectors of waste and refuses. The 
poor men have been doing this public service — very dirty in 
itself — for 25 or 35 cents per month. Have they not the right 
to increase their rates? The higher cost of living affects the 
Italian scavenger as much as a city-paid employee. 

We have the assurance of thousands of our soldiers, 

who ought to know, that the services rendered in Europe by the 
Y. M. C. A. have been efficient and patriotic. Unfortunately, 
there were a few dishonest members among the personnel of 
that worthy institution. Three of them, including a minister 
of the gospel, have been charged with misappropriation of 
funds, their looting amounting to some $40,000. In some i»- 
stances, temptation is stronger than virtue. 

The unemployed of Boston, Mass., including about 300 

discharged army chauffeurs, made a noisy demonstration last 
week, asking for work and fair play to the disbanded soldiers. 
And who can say that the same will not happen in other parts 
of the country? The problem of the unemployed must have 
the preferential attention of the Federal Congress and of State 
Legislatures; especially now that near two million men and 
women now working in the wine and liquor business, will be 
idle on account of the national prohibition. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 



Things That Matter 



The State Legislature is now busy grinding out 
Legislation, legislation of all kinds, from a bill to finding a 
home for aged and dependent lawyers, to a pro- 
posal to call a constitutional convention to revise the entire con- 
stitution and all the laws of the State. Modesty forbids the 
members from introducing a bill providing for a pension for 
infirm and dependent legislators. 

This is the time when the attention of the people of the 
State should be centered upon what their representatives are 
doing and they should be told what is expected of them. 

Too little attention is given to these matters, the people and 
the press, generally. 

It would appear to me that the newspapers can render valu- 
able service by publishing each day a sundry of the bills intro- 
duced into the Assembly or the Senate, and permitting a brief 
discussion of the merits or demerits of the bills. In this way 
vicious measures and their authors will be disclosed and there 
will be some restraint put upon reckless legislation. 



One measure which will bear having 
The Reporter's Bill, the light turned upon it is the bill in- 
troduced by our good friend Bill Scott 
providing for the payment of fees to court reporters when not 
engaged in reporting cases. Bill is very generous about intro- 
ducing measures for his friends. If this proposed law were 
to apply to such court reporters as those attached to the court 
of the late lamented Judge J. V. Coffey, it would indeed be a 
just and meritorious law for Judge Coffey never put a litigant 
to the expense of a court reporters' fee, unless absolutely nec- 
essary, and there being no divorce cases, McEnerney suits or 
foreclosures in his court, the reporters did not thrive very wfcll. 
But this proposed law can of course have no such limitations, it 
must apply generally to all courts ; to the one in which the court 
reporter receives from ten to fifty dollars a day, as well as to 
the one in which he does not receive ten dollars a week. 

If it is the purpose of Senator Scott to introduce this bill as 
requested in the expectation that full consideration will be 
given it, and the present conditions affecting court reporters 
disclosed, then he is to be commended. 

There is a general tendency to increase the compensation of 
public officials. Anyone who would attempt to block such leg- 
islation, might just as well stand in the middle of a railway 
track and try to stop a locomotive. Even if it could be dore. 
I don't believe in the policy of professional reformers or effi- 
ciency experts who attempt by horizontal cuts in salaries to 
effect economies. The salaries of public officials have been 
fixed by laws which could not take into consideration the pres- 
ent day conditions, hence their amendment is necessary. 

One who opposes any measure which benefits another, incurs 
the enmity of that person and receives little or no appreciat'on 
from the public for what he has done; no matter how reason- 
able or just his attitude might have been, from the pu! lie 
standpoint. The position is particularly embarrassing 
those whom you oppose are your friends and they renter::'- ei 
only the loss that they have sustained and not tile recititude of 
your position. A public official therefore who can be conscien- 
tious is entitled to all the support that any publicity can bring 
to him. 

, The proposed bill does not remedy the inequality of present 
conditions. 

A court reporter receives five dollars for e.ich case that ne 
reports. It may take him only ten minutes to take down the 
testimony in a divorce suit, or a default case, and he may have 
from four to six such cases in one forenoon; thus earning from 
forty to sixty dollars a day, and this very frequently has been 
the experience of many of our court reporters. Upon the other 
hand, he may have one long case for which he will receive only 
ten dollars for the day, or he may have no case at all and re- 
ceive nothing. 

It would appear to me to be proper to put the reporters upon 



a straight salary basis of Two Hundred Dollars a month, and 
require that all fees be paid to the county. The fees would be 
more than sufficient to pay the salaries of all the reporters and 
the cost of litigation could be reduced. 

The reporters should be placed under Civil Service, thus de- 
stroying the system which requires a reporter to spend money 
for the election of a judge in order to hold his job. 



The proposed bill to authorize the giving of 
Bank Deposits, public or surety bonds as security for de- 
posits of State funds is a most vicious meas- 
ure.' Attorneys know how difficult it is to recover upon a bond 
even the bond of a surety company which is supposed to have 
a deposit with the State Government to secure the fulfillment 
of its obligations. 

Such a proposal is wild-catting of the worst kind and would 
render our State funds very unstable and insecure. 



A royal welcome was given to "The Griz- 
The Grizzlies, zlies" upon their return to San Francisco. This 
regiment contained a much larger propor- 
tion of volunteers than the average regiment because of the 
desire of its members to make it a distinctive California unit. 
There have been some people who have been heard to ask — 
"What did 'The Grizzlies' do that entitles them to a reception?" 

The answer is that they did their duty and that is all that 
they could do. 

They went where they were sent and they did everything 
that was required or expected of them. 

These troops that were assigned to the Argonne Forest drive 
had opportunities not given to "The Grizzlies." Who is there 
who would say that "The Grizzlies" would have done less than 
their brothers did? 

To each one who did his part in winning the war equal 
credit is due. No thinking American will disparage such serv- 



An asemblyman is elected for a term of 
Better Legislators, two years. It costs him from six hun- 
dred to two thousand dollars for his elec- 
tion expenses — he attends one session of the legislature for 
which he receives from eight hundred to a thousand dollars, 
and then goes before the people again and spends another thou- 
sand dollars for re-election. 

He is in session at the legislature for three months, during 
which time he must give up his business or employment. 

Under such a system how can you expect to get competent 
legislators? The answer is that it can't be done except in 
very rare cases where a man's business or salary goes on dur- 
ing his absence. Generally speaking only those who are serv- 
ing special interests can afford to be candidates. 

We suggest that the constitution be amended making the 
term of assemblyman four years and that of senator six years, 
?nd increasing their compensation. 

This would offer some inducement for competent men to 
seek to become legislators. It is really a great tribute to our 
legislators that we have obtained men as competent as we have 
under such an unjust system. 



There can no longer be any doubt that the 
Picture Drama American people are becoming tired of mo- 
on Wane. tion pictures. The fact that the majority of 

these houses pay throughout the United 
States and in San Francisco, is no criterion whereby managers 
and producers can point to an opposite judgment. The truth 
is that motion pictures succeeded only because they lowered the 
price of admission. But their prices are high enough now. 
They did not add to the art of the drama— instead it became 
rubbish in the cinema field. Any candystore girl, if pretty, 
will make a motion picture actress. And when a real actor 



January 25, 1919 



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steps before the camera, he is quick to acknowledge that the 
Erst thing he is obliged to do is to forget everything of art and 
merely melodramatise and "mug." Then again the stories 
presented are usually obvious from beginning to end. Bertha 
M. Clay or Old Sleuth might have written all of them. 

The motion pictures will fall from popularity because they 
hp.ve certain limitations which can never be overcome. 



JUDGE J. V. COFFEY. 



In the death of Judge James V. Coffey, San Francisco 
lost one of its best citizens. He was a sincerely con- 
scientious man, a painstaking, laborious, just and incor- 
ruptible judge. 

He was at all times scrupulously careful to see that 
costs and attorney fees were kept down and that the 
estates of widows and orphans were not dissipated. He 
was at times severe in his criticism of the carelessness 
jf attorneys in attending to the affairs of their clients. 
These criticisms were not always enjoyed by the attor- 
neys. Judge Coffey was never actuated by any spirit of 
malice. Even those attorneys who were most severely 
criticized by him admired him for his absolute impar- 
tiality, his kind, tender regard for the feelings and the 
welfare of little children and aged parents. His personal 
acts of charity have never been and never will be dis- 
closed, but we can rest assured that they were observed 
by the recording angel. 

Judge Coffey was born in New York in 1846, and came 
to California in 1869. In 1875 he was elected to the as- 
sembly and served two terms. In 1882 he was elected 
Judge of the Superior Court for the City and County of 
San Francisco and held that position continuously until 
the time of his death. 

Judge Coffey was a recognized authority upon probate 
law. 




.4. F. Cosgrove, San Francisco Business Man. Who Sailed for 

Europe Recently Where He Will Act as a Knights of 

Columbus Secretary. 

K. C. WORKER LEAVES FOR OVERSEAS. 

A. F. Cosgrove, a prominent member of California Council. 
No. 880, has received his appointment as Knights of Columbus 
Overseas Secretary, and sailed from Portland, Maine, on Janu- 
ary 12th, 1919, after having received rigid training in New 
York. 

Mr. Cosgrove has been a member of California Council, No. 
880, for the past ten years and has ever been active in the 
cause of Columbianism and particularly the interests of Cali- 
fornia Council by which he has been signally honored by his 
selection as Grand Knight. 

Mr. Cosgrove, though a very active business man. could not 



resist the call to go "Over There" and aid in the great recon- 
struction work as planned by the K. of C. 
_ The boys will find in Mr. Cosgrove a kindly, sincere and 
likable friend and one who will ever be ready to do and serve. 
The K. of C. is to be congratulated for having selected Mr. 
Cosgrove, who will prove one of its most valuable and trust- 
worthy aids. 




Judge James V. Coffey. 

NEW METHODS OF POSTAL TRANSPORTATION 
IN ROME. 

For the first time in the history of the Italian postal service 
the handling of the transportation problem will be given over 
to a private enterprise. Due, no doubt, to the lack of men to 
adequately distribute the mail in the Italian capital, the new 
undertaking owes its being. 

The society that will take over this work has recently come 
into existence and is known as the S. T. A. Society, Transport 
Automobilistici. (Society of Automobile Transportation). The 
S. T. A. is presided over by Chev. Giovanni Angelli, who is the 
directive head of the F. I. A. T., the largest automobile con- 
cern in all Italy, situated in Turin. The new company will be 
under the control of the F. I. A. T., which organization will 
supply the necessary cars and will keep them in commission. 

This is one of the many departures from the old-time regu- 
'. tions which have been found necessary in Italy since the 
beginning of the war. With the men in the army and trans- 
portation congested and irregular, this new arrangement was 
deemed most essential to efficient service. 



"You'll have to stop that noise," said the boss to the new 

office boy. "I don't pay you to whistle." "Oh. that's all right. 
I ain't charging you for it," replied the kid. 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 




PL/EASURD'S WAND 



"Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Orpheum Bill Full of Variety. 

The Orpheum program lilts its way lightly for those that 
love song; trips in amazing dance for those who love gyrations 
to music; chuckles with song comedy and bulges with mirth; 
shades into blackface, yellowface, and successive colors in- 
digenous to the human face; thrills with melodrama and croons 
to a lullaby. 

In other words there is variety a plenty on the bill to suit 
every kind of auditor. Martin Beck presents another play this 
week, in which he features Miss Caroline Kohl, but the plot of 
the play features a Chinese servant and the actor, John Hen- 
dricks, can not refuse the limelight when it is handed to him 
with gold platter accompaniments. Here in California where 
everyone boasts at some time either a Chinese cook or laundry- 
man, we are familiar with Chinks in their capacity as murderers 
of food and linen, but even we cannot speak with authority 
about the way a Chinese should act when he has just murdered 
his white benefactor. So far as our knowledge goes Hen- 
dricks pulls his confession in just the right key. 

It is an interesting little playlet and can also be used as a 



Francisco Symphony Orchestra, who so staunchly offer us 
every week, in spite of the continued discouragement of the 
influenza epidemic, Mr. Hertz' very expensive and delectable 
musical menus. 

To tell the truth reluctantly, last Sunday, at the second of the 
Fourth Pair of Symphony concerts, the conductor and his play- 
ers were greeted by the very smallest audience we can remem- 
ber them to have played to since Mr. Hertz has been conductor. 
It was raining drearily, the "flu" masks had been ordered on 
again Friday before, and somehow people generally seem more 
afraid of the disease now at its recurrence than they were last 
fall when the epidemic was at its height. Also, the subscribers 
attend the first performance of these programs on Friday after- 
noons, and the Sunday symphonies have had their main support 
in the past from the professional musicians, and to tell the truth 
reluctantly again, this profession has been hit so hard by the 
effects of the "flu" that many can not afford symphony tickets 
— who in previous years held seats for the season. 

Yet all these marshaled reasons offer little consolation to 
those who feel the discouragement and tragedy of long rows of 




Scene from Victor Herbert's and Henry Blossom's Musical Farcical Comedy "The Only Girl," Next Week at the Orpheum. 



picture puzzle "Find the Star." Perhaps some time Martin 
Beck will give Miss Kohl a part and we shall then be able to 
judge of her acting ability. 

Langdon McCormick's melodrama, "The Forest Fire," is 
back again and is as thrilling as ever, and still holds a record 
place as a spectacle. Nothing in the way of scenic effect has 
been done to surpass it. 

Stella Mayhew continues to delight; Buster Santos and 
Jacque Hayes are back again, the one casting too much shadow 
and the other none, and they are as entertaining as ever. Clara 
and Emily Barry are newcomers who sing their way into popu- 
larity, and Swor and Avey are returned comers who do like- 
wise, their act several weeks ago winning so much applause 
that the management has switched them back this way. Harry 
and Grace Ellsworth, Mazie King and Marshall Hall and Leo 

Beers, complete the galaxy of entertainers. 
* * * 

Symphony at its Best. 

It does not appear at all certain that the people of San Fran- 
cisco fully appreciate the spirit of the subscribers of the San 



empty seats — such as we saw at the Curran Sunday — for they 
are evidence of a condition that threatens all the higher things 
in our musical life. We can only hope that the "flu" scare will 
break before the spirit of the supporters of the symphony gives 
way, and, in the meantime, appeal to those who do appreciate 
the value of an opportunity to hear a standard symphony, to 
insure that privilege to themselves by taking advantage of it 
before it is lost by their neglect. 

The program opened with Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in 
C Major, composed, we are told, when Schumann was sick and 
discouraged — and played last Sunday, we are afraid, by a dis- 
couraged orchestra to a damp and apathetic audience. At 
least the audience showed little enthusiasm. 

But this leaves no inference that the hearing was not enjoyed. 
The conductor's superb discipline insures finish from every 
technical standpoint — but the usual spirit and zest seemed 
missing. Most of us were able to forget all about the "flu" — 
and the war — during the beautiful adagio — for Schumann more 
than any other composer can at times touch the soul with com- 
fort and reassurance — tender and convincing. 



January 25, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



This was followed by that gorgeous shimmering fairy-tale of 
the sea — Rimsky-Korsakow's "Sadko." This time, by way of 
exception, Mr. Hertz gave us a program that decreased in inter- 
est as it progressed. The last selection — Sinigaglia's "Le 
Baruffe Chiozzotte" was light and frothy and chattering — but 
there was no force, no climax. It really wasn't, to use a phrase 
of which a certain home-grown musician is fond, "male music." 
It was doubtless intended to "let us down easy." If so, it ac- 
complished its purpose. 

• • • 

Daddy Long Legs at Alcazar. 

Walter Richardson and Belle Bennett are reviving Daddy 
Long Legs at the Alcazar this week and the revival justifies 
the contention of the management that this stock company need 
not be ashamed of comparison with the original productions. 

It would not be strictly within the confines of truthfulness 
to assert that Belle Bennett makes of the little orphan waif, 
Judy, the super-orphan of Ruth Chatterton. But Miss Bennett 
makes a very lovable person of the heroine of Jean Webster's 
little story. 

Walter Richardson has the asset of age correct on his side 
of the ledger, when making up accounts with Henry Miller. But 
why audit it by the comparative method of bookkeeping. Suf- 
fice it to say that the production is a charming one and that no 
one who loves the story and has enjoyed seeing it made o,er 
into a play will regret a visit to the Alcazar this week. 



Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces a great new record 
breaking bill for next week. "The Only Girl" a musical, far- 
cical comedy the music of which is by Victor Herbert and the 
book by Henry Blossom, will be the headline attraction. It is 
decidedly one of the most legitimate musical comedies of the 
past decade and contains a real story, bright dialogue, exquisite 
music and a capable cast, which includes several members of 
the original company. Elsa Ruegger the celebrated Belgian 
cellist who is generally considered one of the world's greatest 
virtuosi, will be a special feature of the coming bill. She is 
assisted by Grace Marcia Lewis, an operatic soprano. Florenz 
Ames and Adelaide Winthrop will appear in a little revue en- 
titled "One Moment Please," which is a happy combination of 
mirth, melody, wit and travesty. Marguerite H. Farrell, who 
styles herself "The Kelly Girl," is a most proficient and de- 
lightful exponent of character songs. Jim and Marian Harkins, 
genuine comedians, will present a skit called "They Talk About 
Their Neighbors," which is both funny and original. Maurice 
Brierre, "The Boy from New Orleans," and Grace King, "The 
Little Girl from Boston," will introduce exclusive songs and 
dances which will be found original and entertaining. The only 
holdovers will be Buster Santos and Jacque Hays, "the girls 
with the funny figures," in their side-splitting skit "The Health 
Hunters," and the Sylvia Bidwell Company in the thrilling 
melodramatic spectacle "The Forest Fire." The most recent 
series of the Hearst Weekly Motion Pictures will be the finale 
to a program which reaches the highest standard of vaudeville. 



Paul Elder Gallery. — On Wednesday next, January 29th, 
Professor Albert J. Carnoy will give the last of his series of lec- 
tures, the subject being "The Restoration of Belgium." Pro- 
fessor Carnoy, who is at present connected with the University 
of California, is a Belgian, and was teaching at the University 
of Louvain when the Germans came. His present lecture will 
deal with the various aspects of the restoration problem, the 
future status of Belgium, and will demonstrate the moral force 
that will insure the revival of the nation. Henri Napier Carmer, 
who is lecturing in the Elder Gallery on Oriental Philosophies 
at 10:30 Saturday mornings, will discuss "The Upanishads" 
this week, January 25th. On Saturday of next week, February 
1st, he will deal with The Bhavavah-Ghita and the science of 
Yoga. Of the regular Saturday afternoon "Half Hour" pro- 
grams, Rev. Josiah Sibley is to talk on Sidney Lanier and Joel 
Chandler Harris this week; next Saturday, February 1st, Su- 
zanne Everett Throop of Mills College, will discuss "Some In- 
fluential Russian Writers." These "Half Hours" are free to 
the interested public, and begin promptly at 2 :30 o'clock. 

• * • 
Fourth "Pop" and Fifth Symphony Announcements. 

The Fourth "Pop" Concert will be played Sunday afternoon, 
January 26, beginning at 2 :30 o'clock sharp, at the Curran 
Theatre, by the complete San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 
under the direction of Alfred Hertz. A prodigal feast of light 
masterpieces drawn from a variety of world-famous composers 
has been contrived by Hertz, and the offerings are up to that 
high standard maintained by the distinguished conductor in 
these concerts, which have appeal not only to the casual lover 
of melody in its more obvious forms, but to the technical musi- 
cian as well. Following are the delightful compositions to be 
offered: Overture, "Oberon" — Weber; "Danse Macabre" — 
Saint-Saens; "Neapolitan Scenes" — Massenet; "The Bam- 
boula," rhapsodic dance — S. Coleridge-Taylor; (a) Andante 
Cantabile — Tschaikowsky ; (b) "Ball Scene" — Hellmesberger ; 
Spanish Caprice — Rimsky-Korsakow. 

The fifth regular pair of symphonies, announced for Friday 
and Sunday afternoons, January 31 and February 2, at the 
Curran, will program Mozart's best-loved Symphony in G 
Minor, and one of Tschaikowsky 's most ambitious works, his 
Overture-fantasia, "Romeo and Juliet." The outstanding fea- 
ture of these concerts, however, will be Saint-Saens' Concerto 
in G Minor, recorded by Harold Bauer on the Duo-Art piano, 
which will be reproduced on this instrument, accompanied by 
the orchestra. 

Alfred Hertz is amazed at the invention, considers it will be 
of incalculable value to the cause of music, and believes that 
local music-lovers have a rare experience in store for them at 
the forthcoming performances of the Concerto with the San 
Francisco Symphony. 



Columbia Theatre. — The coming of Alexandria Carlisle in 
"The Country Cousin" to the Columbia Theatre on Monday 
February 3d, for a two weeks' engagement, will doubtless prove 
ore of the interesting events of the theatrical season. This 
play, which is by Booth Tarkington, the well known author and 
dramatist, and Julian Street, satirist and magazine writer, was 
highly commended by both President Wilson and ex-President 
Roosevelt. It has a keen note of patriotism which rings true. 
The dramatists have told an interesting story, replete with 
r right dialogue and amusing situations. Miss Carlisle is an 
actress of great beauty and talent, and has scored a tremen- 
dous hit in the role of Nancy Price, the country cousin. 

• • • 

Alcazar Theatre. — Adhering to its policy of giving a new 
play weekly the Alcazar presents next week, commencing at 
Sunday's matinee another up to the minute New York success 
that San Francisco has never seen. As given by George C. 
Tyler and Klaw and Erlanger at the Knickerbocker Theatre, it 
was acclaimed with enthusiastic interest of "Alias Jimmy Val- 
entine," and "Raffles." It depicts the thrilling adventures of a 
"crentleman" crook, known to the underworld as "The Dancer" 
and in fashionable society as a gifted amateur actor. His quest 
of a wonderful necklace leads him to a Long Island house 
party, where fun fast and furious is created at the amateur re- 
hearsal of an amateur play for charity written by an addle 
headed young society playwright. And the mystery that in- 
volves the disappearance of the jewels, attributed to "someone 
in the house" keeps an audience in a maze of bewilderment 
and sudden surprises. A note of refreshing comedy dominates 
throughout this novel play which is the joint work of those 
popular storymakers, Larry Evans, Walter Percival and George 
S Kaufman. "Someone in the House" cheers the heart and 
quickenj the pulse, for all the world loves a detective mystery. 



KEWP1E DOLL FAVORS AT TECHAU TAVERN. 
There is something so appealing about a Kewpie Doll that 
it is not to be wondered at that the most popular dance favor 
ever presented at Techau Tavern should be this interesting lit- 
tle personage. She is much larger than the average member 
of her family and, so far from being bald, as are her humbler 
relatives, she is blessed with quite the most luxuriant tresses 
that ever a hairdresser coaxed into a bewildering coiffure. She 
is blond, brunette and all the tints between, and lovely in all 
her variety. 



Lady (who has given tramp a plate of scraps): "You 

must feel the humiliation of begging for food." Tramp: "It's 
not that so much, mum. What hurts me is that I'm depriving 
the pore innercent fowls of a feed." 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 




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ENGAGEMENTS. 

BIBO-FLORSHEIM. — News of the engagement of Miss Erma Bibo to Ben- 
jamin Florsheim of New Mexico, came as a surprise to their friends. 

BLACK- LOWER Y. — The announcement of the engagement of Miss Mary 
Louise Black to Allan .1. Lowery of Honolulu, was made by C0I1 
Charles X. Black. 

BLANDER-KEYSTONE, — An announcement of the week was that of 
the engagement of Miss Hazel Elander of San Mateo to Noel Key- 
of San Francisco. 

111:11 BRON-ENGLE.— Of Interest to a wide circle of friends is the en- 
gagement of Miss Nina Heiibron of Sacramento, to Kenyon Lyle 
Engle. 

MADISON- CURRAN. — At a handsome luncheon presided over by Mrs. 
James Madison, the engagement was announced of her daughter, Miss 
Oneida Madison, and John Stevens Curran. 

MENDEL -DE AS Y. — The engagement of Miss Zeta Mendel, daughter of 
Dr. and Mrs. Louis C. Mendel, to Judge Frank Timothy Deasy was 
announced on Wednesday al .1 tea given by Miss Mendel etl the home 
of her parents on Broderlck Street 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

MERRILL -BUCKING HAM.— Invitation a are out for the mania-.' ..1 
Fisher Aurellus Buckingham to Miss i Eelen Merrill of Berkeley, the 
ceremony to take place at the bride's home on February 11. 

WEDDINGS. 
ROSS -HARVEY.— The mania;.'. ..1 Miss L«u-H:i Koss, who until Monday 

evening was the house guesl of her cousin, Miss Zeta Mendel, In this 
city, and Dr. James Ernest Harvey, U. S. N.. was solemnized Tues- 
day morning at tin- bride's home In Antioch, 

STEVENSON- HA MILTON. —The marriage Of Miss Margaret St 

and Lieutenant Terry 1 Camilton was solemnised at Grace Cathedral 
on January L5. Dean A, Wllmer Gresham performed the ceremony. 

TANQITARY-McCANDLESS. — The marriage is announced of Mlse Ru- 

■ Tanquary of Oakland, now of the American Red Cross In 

France, to Captain Charles Watson McCandless in Paris, Dec< mber 10. 

VOUNG-McLAUGHLIN.— The marriage of Miss Edith Young and En 
M-n iviu a 1.1 ,Mi La ugh 1 in was .1 quiet ceremony at 1 1 o'clock Wed- 
nesday morning at one of the small chapels on California Street. The 
ceremonj was performed by Right Rev. Archbishop Edward J. Hanns 

LUNCHEONS. 

HATCHER.— Miss Elsie Booth, whose engagement to Dudley Suydam 
Bates was announced a lev weeks ago. was the guest of honor al a 
pretty luncheon party given Saturday afternoon by Miss Edna Batcher 
at her home. 

ELLICOTT. — Mrs, J. M. Ellicott was the hostess at a luncheon which was 
given at the Woman's Athletic Club on Saturday. 

1 1< 'I '.A RT.— Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hobart entertained at an in formal 
luncheon at their home in Burlingame on Sunday, in honor <f Major 
Frederick Hussey, who arrived last week rrom France with the Griz- 
zlies. 

KRFSI. — Mrs. Herman Krusi entertained a number Of her friends at a 

luncheon and bridge party at her home last week as a compllmi 

Mrs. Frank Pjmkmy Helm. 
MARTIN. — Mrs. Walter S. Martin en let tamed a I lunch .-on Saturday at 
her home in Burlingame fur Mrs. Tun- N, Steen, Who has arrived 
hei 1 1 eci ntly from Stockholm. 

M KLVIN. — Judge and Mis. Hurry M. I\ in .ti t.-i tained Mr. and Mrs John 

G. Morr of Los Angeles, at luncheon at the Palace last week. 
MEYER.- Miss Marie Louis.- Meyer gave a luncheon recently In 

of Miss Edith Young. 
PRIOR.— Miss Ruth Prior will entertain at a luncheon next Sa 

emOOn, at the Woman's A t hl»-t i«- Club, in honor- of Miss RO 
Howard. 

rathbonk.- Miss Augusta Rathbone entertained Miss BMIth Kynnei 
slej and Miss Pauline Wheeler wit ii an informal luncheon part) 
at her home Saturday. 

YOUNGER. Mis, William 1 Younger was hostess at her home to a small 

group Of the friends Ol Miss Maud Fay, entertaining at an informal 

luncheon last week. 

DINNERS. 

hlair. — Last week Mis.-- Jen nli Blair gave a jolly informal dinner for 

Miss Maude Fay. at one of the ilmvntnwn restaurant* 

BLANCHARD.— Lieutenant Francis Blanchard and Lieutenant Charles 
du Briel were the hosts at a dlnnei « hich was given last week In 
Rainbow Lane at the Fairmont Hotel. 

CABANEIL. — Canon Cabanel was guest of honor at a dinner given Sun- 
day evening by Dr. and Mrs. [Herbert Moffitt at their home on Bros 1 
way. Several of the visiting French officers were included among 
the guests. 

EDWARDS.— Mrs. Raoul Edwards, who is returning shortly to her home 
in Valparaiso, was dinner hostess to a gathering of friends at the 
Fairmont Monday evening. 

FRENCH OFFICERS.— The French officers were hosts last Monday even- 
ing. entertaining in honor of Mr. and Mis Charles W. Clark and a 
number of the prominent society people of this city and Burlingame 

who have feted them so delightfully sine, their ai rival here. 
HARRIS— A delightful event Of the past week was the dinner given al 

the home of Mr. and Mrs Lawrence W. Harris on Washington Street, 
HANJLBY. — Mrs. William Hanley of Bums, On dinner and 

dancing party recently in the Fable Room at the St. Francis. 



MARTIN.— Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained a few of her women Frlendi 

at an informal dinner party Sunday evening a1 the Martin h • on 

Broadway. 

MIC HA ELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michaels g b ■. e a dinner party at 
the Hotel st, Francis recently In honor of the visiting attache to the 
Russian embassy In Washington, L. M. Melikhovsky. 

Rt IMANOVSKY. — Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. George Romanovsky 
gave a dinner for L. m. Melikhovsky at their apartmenl al California 
and Powell streets. 

SMITH.— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith gave a large dinner party 
followed by an evening of music and entertainment at their home in 
Burlingame. recently. 

STERN.— General ami Mrs. John F. Morrison were the guests of honor 

al ■ of the handsomest dinner parties of the season which was 

given last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Slgmund Stem on Pa- 
cific Avenue. 

S PRAGUE.— Miss Frances Sprague gave a dinner recently at the Fair- 
mont Hotel in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sprague. 

WELCH.— Mrs. Andrew Welch, who is a cousin of Commander Le Breton. 
gave an informal .tinner for him. a few evenings ago at her home on 

1 (roadway. 
WRIGHT.— Mrs. Walter Wright, whose husband. Colonel Wright, Is still 

in Frame, gave a dinner party at the Hotel Cecil recently. 
TEAS. 
BROM l'l ELD. — Mrs, Donaldson Clark was th iplii id guest at a 

tea which was given Tuesday hy Mrs. Gordon Bromfteld at her home 

■ ! 

GRIFFIN.— Mrs, Raoul Edwards, who sailed Wednesday for her home 
in Valparaiso, was guest of honor at a farewell tea given on Mon- 
day afternoon by Mrs. Frank Griffin. 

ifKi.M. Mrs, Frank Plnckney Helm had a most attractive tea table 
for twenty or more 'i hei Friends at the Palace Hotel tins week, 
as a compliment to Mrs, Eleanor Martin. 

HUFF.— Mrs. Charles i*. iiuff gave a handsome after n tea at her 

home on Vallejo Street In honor ,,f Miss Gladys Piatt, who is to 
marry Colonel Louis Pendleton this sumi 

MURPHY.— MISS Helen Murphy gUVS a tea al the PalOCC Monday in 

honor of Miss Zeta Mendel, the fiancee of Judge Frank T. Deasy. 

PARKER.— Mrs. James Parker had a tea to have her friends meet the 

Countess Frances Wilson Huard, the .lever and Interesting Ameri- 
can woman who is giving B talks. 

PEART.— Mrs. Hartley F. Pearl gave a tea at the Palace Hotel Saturday 

in honor Of Mrs. .Joseph Town sen. I I 'ugh. 

SESNON.— Mrs. William T. Seanon and tl I ECatherlne and Bar- 

bara Sesnon pave a handsome t. a on Saturday afternoon al their 

home, They entei fhty or more of the sub-debul 

WAYTE.— Captain and Mrs. Harold Wavle. who have heeii al I*. imp 

Lewis for a long time, had a number of theii Friends at their home. 
at the Presidio, fur a Sunday afternon tea. 
WILLIAMS.— Mrs, Marshall Willi. m s gave a tea Thursday at her home 

on Pacific Avenue. 

RECEPTIONS. 

BENJAMIN.— A small Informal reception v on Saturday evening 
hy Miss Fditii Benjamin, who entertained -■> group of her n ■ inti- 
mate friends ae a Farewell before her departure for New York this 

Week. 

DANCES. 

i'\vis, Miss Ruth Viola Davis was h"st'-ss at a very enjoyable dancinj 
parts ai hei home recently, having a score or so .if her frlen 

PARTIES. 

1 OLLAR. — Captain and Mrs. Robert Dollar gave ■> week-end house parte 

and a dinner parly on Salnid r. night In honor of Mr and Mis. Peter 
Cook and Petl r I look, Jr . of ];,,, Vista. 
ARRIVALS. 

ritsch. Lieutenant ^.•■■n^v Buscli hi 5 to San Francisco after 

having spent some time " ■ of the Eastern .amps, 

CAMPBELL Mis ' : C Campbell and Miss Gertrude Campbell have 
returned from the Bast, where th- > passed the holidays with rela- 
tives, an, 1 1 ■ tl cupying their apartmt rits at the Richelieu 

CLIFT.— Mrs. C. M. Cllft, who has been ai her winter home in Santa 
Barbara arrived on Saturday to occupy her apartments at the Cllft 
1 lotei for eke. 

J ANIN. — Covington Jan in, who is hi the Navy Aviation service, arrived 

last week from Florida, where he Is stationed, and is passing a bi 

weeks' furlough in California 
LANDFIELD. Jerome Landfleld returned last week from Washington 

.mil Joined Mis. Landfleld at their home in Burlingame. 
MATSON. — Mis. Wilfred 11 Matson has returned from the East, where 

sin- had been visiting for some time. 
MeCURDIE.— Lieutenant and Mis. McCurdle arrived her* Sunday night 

from Madison, Wisconsin, where they have been living since their 

marriage. 

WHEELER.— Miss Jean Wheeler is visiting the Percj r Morgan family 

at Los Altos. 

DEPARTURES. 
AS! [Tl -X - Miss Helen Ash ton left last w--.-k for X<w York, <n route to 

France, whet.- she will engage In post-war work for the junior League, 
a 1 'A MS.— Mrs. Harrj 11 Adams left recently for an extended trip Fast 
and will visit friends in New York and Washington, 



January 25, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



El-KINS Mi and Mrs Ptlton Rlkins, who have been al tholr San 

Mat i . ! and winter, loft on M laj foi S inl i 

1 ■ ;i ■■ ■ ire established at El Mini sol for several wi V 

KNIGHT, Mrs. S.irniK'l Knighl lef( !■., the Nasi Sunclaj evening to join 

Majoi Knighl In New York, where tliey will be domiciled at the R I 

for several monl hs. 
LA NOT i >\\ Miss Bernlee Langton has returned to school In Piedmont 

after a visit with Mrs. n m a. Miller and Miss Flora Miller at their 

apartment on California street 
MAUD.— Mr. and Mis. Charles Maud sailed last week for Honolulu ami 

the Orient, where they win pass several nths in travel. 

ROL»PH\ — Mr, ami Mrs, William Rolph, accompanied by their daughter, 

Mrs. Philip Stevenson Flnnell left for New Fork Saturday to await 

the return of Captain Finiu-ll from overseas 
SPRECKELS,— Mrs. John l >. Spreckels, Jr., left for the East yesterday, 

Intending [>> be awaj for about six months, Mrs, Spreckels is planning 

to resume her vocal studies, and will be in New fork. 
STERN.— Mrs, Slgmund Stern left for New y/ork on Monday, 
Ql'lNN. — Mrs. Warren Quinn, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Cor- 

della Smith, left for tin- East on Wednesday, planning a visit of six 

weeks or so. 
TUCKER, — NIon Tucker left for Washington. D. IX, last week. 

INTIMATIONS. 

AVENALLI. — Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Avenalli are still in New York, hav- 
ing deferred their departure for Italy, 

BLACK. — Miss Mary Louise Black, who is passing tin.- winter with her 
uncle. D. V. Black at his country home in New Jersey, just across 
the river from New York, is planning a visit to San Francisco in the 
spring. 

BULL. — Miss Newell Bull will be hostess at a tea and dancing party on 
the afternoon and evening of February 8 at the Alpheus Bull home on 
Pacific Avenue. 

CLAMPBTT, — Mrs, Frederick Campett and her daughter, Miss Cornelia 
Clampett, are now occupying a new home on California street, hav- 
ing given up the place they occupied on Clay street during the pasl 
year. 

EYRE. — Miss Mary Eyre, who had planned to return from France this 
month, has deferred her departure from Paris I'm- a time and will 
continue her Red Cross work there. 

.TACKLING. — Mr. and Mrs. r>aniel C. Jackling have been entertaining as 
their guests Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Rutherford, who came up last 
week from their ranch home at Pleyto 

HEEBNER. — Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Heebner of New York, 
are delighted to know that they will arrive on February l fur a visit. 

I K ILBROOK. — Mrs. Grace Spreckels Holbrook is passing several v. 

at CoronadO, Where Mr. and Mrs. ClaUS Spreckels have been entertain- 
ing her. 

-K INKS. — Mr. and Mrs, Clinton Jones are enjoying a family reunion at 
their home on Buchanan street, where Lleutenanl and Mrs i 
Perkins Raymond arrived from the Philippines on Saturda 
day that Lleutenanl and Mrs. Paul Jones also returned from the 
islands. 

MULLALLY. — Colonel Thorn well Mullally has taken B i- ■ ■ 

Palace, whe^fi he will make his home for the remalndei of tin 
OELRICHS. — Mrs. I lermann Oerlchs has been entertaining Princess En- 
rico RuspoH. who was a visitor in New York for bi onths. 
RBISINGBR,- Mrs, .lanes Relelnger (Helen Bdahone) will b< 
a dinner party on January J' 1 in honoi of Miss Mary F*re< 

Elsie Booth, both brid ■■ ■ arly spring, 

RITC1 1EY. Lleutenanl and tfn Roberl 

time at the Fairmont Hotel prior to taking o house In the city, where 
thej plan to make their home 

SPRAGUE Mr, an J Mrs Richard SprafcTUe have taken apart 

the winter at .' >b and Washington 8ti 

TUBBS, .Mis. William Tubba and Bmelle Tubba an k al 

their ranch near l lallstoga, 
VAN B'EERJ >E l !o int. e ■ \ an E'Eon 

Qeorgi Fish a1 her home In Lincoln Mi 



REGISTRATIONS AT THE HOTEL PLAZA. 

Though the Hotel Plaza has always been a favorite caravan- 
SP.ry for travelers visiting the city, the past week, acceding to 
Manager Carl Sword, of that hotel, has been one of exceptional 
live 1 iress. Many strangers from all parts of the country and 
from foreign lands have registered there for their sojourn in 
San Francisco. Among the recent Plaza arrivals are the follow- 
ing: 

Lieut. R. J. Lichtv, Presidio; Lieut. J. A. Blewett. Presidio; 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clagstone, San Mateo, Calif.; Capt. Wallace 
G. Kirk, Chicago, 111.; Geo. R. B. Myers. Napa, California; 
F. A. Short, Los Angeles; Virginia Griffiths, San Francisco: 
L. D. Coffing, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. D. Kater. Spokane, 
Wash.; C. L. Partriquin, Boston, Mass.; Joseph Sylva. Hono- 
lulu; Grace Ford, Spokane, Wash.; Claudia Morse. Spokane. 
Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Nicholson and wife. Sacramento; 
Mrs. R. E. Watson, Wichita Falls. Texas; Byron T. Gregj. 
Chicago, 111.; C. F. Berringer. Oakland; F. S. Dick. Oakland. 
Calif.; Lieut. E. W. Yedemann and wife, Honolulu; Hazel M 
DeWitt, Fort Bairy. Calif.; D. F. Carms. Stockton. Calif.; 
W. F. Gates, Sacramento; Andre E. Grosse. New York City; 
Wm. F. Cogswell, New York City; A. F. McMillan. Vancouver, 



B. C; Mrs. A. V. Williams, Seattle, Wash.; S. M. Pfaff, Eu- 
reka, Calif.; F. H. Murray, San Francisco; Mrs. F. H. Murray, 
San Francisco; Miss N. H. Murray, San Francisco; R. S. Stew- 
art and wife, Alvarado, Calif.; W. D. Putnam, Chicago; Mrs. 
L. C. Norton, Chicago; A. L. Waugh, Chicago; James Munn, 
New York; Geo. Slater, Hailey, Idaho; A. H. Riggs, Caldwell, 
Idaho; D. Hill, Lincoln, Neb.; Walter L. Wright, Chicago, 111.; 
M. L. Pettis, Lincoln, Neb.; A. A. North, Lincoln, Neb.; Mr! 
and Mrs. A. M. Mitchell, Sacramento; Alexander Egenes, 
Greenwood, El Dorado Co. ; V. A. Lurdblow, Colorado Springs, 
Colo.; Lieut. J. H. Beaver, Oklahoma City, Okla.; E. K. Houtz, 
Tacoma, Wash.; G. H. Soules, Seattle, Wash.; Chas. Quest, 
La Crosse, Wis. ; Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Haskins, Vancouver, B. C. ; 
John Lennon, Bristol, England; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Badger, Bris- 
bane; E. Connibue, London; P. B. Hoadley, Sydney, and E. S. 
Harper, Stockton, California. 



OLYMPIC CLUB GREETS "GRIZZLIES." 

It was some dinner — when Battery "B" and the officers of 
the "Grizzlies" were received in the homing arms of Olympia 
last Tuesday night. The toast began— "Give a pledge and a 
toast? Ay, that will I and two — Right into your face with the 

wine." A great occasion, that will surely become history 

and everybody was there. 



— — A rabbi in New York City was catechizing a class of 
small boys whose parents had come from the land of the Czar. 
"Now, Isaac, tell us, who was the first man?" "George Wash- 
ington," came the prompt reply. Exclaimed the amazed rabbi : 
"Surely you know better, Isaac. You, a Jew, to say that George 
Washington was the first man ? You ought to know Adam was 
the first man." "My teacher she say George Washington was 
first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his country- 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 




Marie Louise Black and Hie War Risk Romance Bureau. 

The most interesting engagement announcement of many a 
moon is that of Miss Marie Louise Black and Allan J. Lowery. 
The news came this week in the form of notes to her intimate 
friends here and served as confirmation of rumors that have 
been coming on from New York and Washington for many 
months. In fact the last time that this charming young lady 
was out here she spent most of her time denying that she was 
a victim of the War Risk Romance Bureau. The denials did 
not count for much against the testimony of "character wit- 
nesses" who testified that everyone in Washington was sure 
that the charming little California girl had lost her heart to 
young Lowery who was in the Naval Aviation service. 

© © © 
Father Keeps Secret Intact. 

When her astute, but well trained, father arrived here he 
was put through the third degree by the coterie of intimates 
of his daughter and any man who can go through an ordeal 
of this sort administered by beguiling and bedevilling young 
things and come through with his daughter's secret intact, is a 
tribute to the discipline of the modern daughter. 

All in good season the delightful confession came and now 
all her friends are on tiptoe for the announcement of wedding 
plans. It will probably take place in the East and will be a 
spring event. Since her. father moved East three years ago, 
his daughter has spent most of her time commuting between 
the Atlantic and the Pacific, not a half year passing without at 
least two jaunts out here to visit with her chums. At one time, 
Dame Rumor thought that the scion of a well known Burlin- 
game family and this young lady had a genuine cardiac af- 
fair, but it proved to be just a little fluctuation of the pulse. 

Si © © 
Bridegroom-Elect Honolulan. 

Young Lowery, who has been the lucky suitor of this none- 
too-easy to please belle, is a Honolulu youth who comes of a 
family that transplanted its roots to the Hawaiian Islands about 
the time that the missionaries began exchanging bibles for 
sugar plantations. He has, like all other such sons of the 
house of Hawaii, spent most of his time in the "States" and in 
Europe, using the Islands as a vacation spot, and it is not likely 
that marriage will alter this schedule. 

© © © 
Wirepulling for Heroes. 

Now that the army is being rapidly demobilized a great many 
young couples are facing tremendous readjustments — the most 
difficult of these the readjustment of family opinion about 
many of these "romantic" war marriages. Family opinion 
swept by the emotion of -the war, did not (or could not), put 
much objection in the way of headlong and heedless marriages. 
Now many of these families find themselves with -good looking 
and unscathed "heroes" on their hands, safely home from the 
war but not yet safely landed in a lucrative job that can be 
stretched to pay for daughter's menage, however, modest her 
desires may be. Wherefore there is already the greatest amount 
of wirepulling and running about to place these younger sons- 
in-law. 

© © © 

Apropos of a Broker. 

All of which is apropos of a story that is going the rounds 
about a well known broker whose daughter married a young 
lieutenant whom she met at Camp Lewis where she visited her 
brother. The marriage took place two weeks after the meeting 
and then the young soldier husband went off to France with 
his regiment. 

Daughter came home to live with her father, who had not 
been a party to these speeded up wedding plans. When rumors 
of peace colored the horizon, father-in-law bethought himself 
that he would land something for his son-in-law before the 
rush began. 



He assured one of the big construction companies that his 
son-in-law was the best mechanical engineer in Chicago, and 
they agreed to make a good place for him in their organiza- 
tion. 

© © © 
Wire Pulled the Wrong Job. 

The usual vagaries in foreign correspondence punctuated the 
passage of letter, but eventually the young wife received an 
answer from her husband to the specific communication about 
the plan for his future. 

"Darling of course I want to please your father, but why 
embark upon a new career," ran the letter, "if I were an en- 
gineer it would be different — After all dentistry isn't so bad 
and in six months more I'll have my M. D. degree and can be- 
gin teething!" 

"To think that the girl was so in love with him that she didn't 
know, or else forgot what he was!" has been the exclamation 
that her father has strewn all up and down the busy marts of 
commerce where he moves and has his being, and the story is 
kr.own everywhere that the family is known — which is pretty 
much everywhere in these parts. 

© © © 
Baroness Francis Wilson Huard Entertained. 

Baroness Francis Wilson Huard has been much entertained 
this week and has been the motif for the most enteresting gath- 
erings that have marked the social calendar. She is an amaz- 
ing young woman who went through an experience during the 
war that called for more of courage and fortitude and physical 
strength and spiritual stamina than is given to most. Of course 
her books have made her story known wherever the printed 
word on the war has made its way, but her personality h3S 
been known to few as this is her first trip to the coast. 

Most people have read that she is a daughter of Francis Wil- 
son, the favorite stage comedian, that she was taken to France 
at the age of fifteen, married a French artist, and was peace- 
fully living in her chateau when the battle of the Marne rolled 
right up to her front door and General Von Kluck and his 
staff moved in and despoiled her beautiful home. 

© © 9 
Comedian With Real Culture. 

This much of course all the society women knew who were 
guests at a tea given for her the other day by a Burlingame 
hostess. Perhaps one or two of them even knew that her father, 
Francis Wilson, had interests not tied to the traditional stage 
pastimes and passions. Rare paintings, first editions of books, 
prints, and things of that sort not usually identified with a 
comedian, were his hobby and he was counted as a buyer of 
rare discrimination by collectors who differentiate between 
clients with coin and clients with appreciation. The daughter 
of the fun-making American comedian was brought up in an 
atmosphere of genuine culture such as is seldom found in 
American homes. 

© © © 
Doddering Dowager Displays Tact. 

Fancy then the shock everyone got, particularly those of us 
who knew about her family environment, when at this tea the 
other day a doddering old dowager bawled out as she shook 
B-rcn Huard's hand — "We are proud of your American wife — 
and you must be too — would anyone think to hear her talk 
in such beautiful language that she was just a little stage waif 
when you married her and took her into the French nobility!" 

The Huards both have a lovely sense of humor and doubtless 
would say that it was worth coming West just for-that if for 
no other reason. 

© © © 
Summer Plans Simmering. 

Plans are well under way with most society folk for the 
summer. Last year there was a great exodus East, but this 
year the Eastern expatriates are all planning to come home and 
there will be such a gathering of the clans in these parts as 
we have not had since the war. A number of people are plan- 
ning trips to the Orient in the fall and congenial groups are 
dovetailing their arrangements so that they may pleasure to- 
gether. After the Mardi Gras ball there will be a pilgrimage 
to Coronado and other Southern resorts and then the regular 
summer plans will get under way. 



January 25, 1919 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips 



VI 



By Archer C. Palmer 



The art of deception as practiced by the Naval camoufleurs 
during the war will be one of the most interesting stories to 
come up from the sea in a long, long time when it is at last 
made public in all its details. Based on the human tendency 
to repose absolute confidence in the veracity of the optic nerve, 
as expressed in the adage "seeing is believing," the very cock- 
sureness of the German mind has contributed largely to the suc- 
cess of the system. 

Although the Huns, themselves, were the first to make use 
of paint and brush to deceive the eye they have been far out- 
classed by the French on land and by our own country on the 
sea. And because our methods were unknown to the enemy, 
our Navy Department jealously guarded the secret throughout 
the war. 

But now that the censorship rules are being relaxed an oc- 
casional sidelight on the system that was developed by the best 
artistic talent in the United States gives us a glimpse of the 
length to which Yankee ingenuity can go under the stress of 
military necessity. 

It now becomes known that in addition to the low visibility 
obtained by the use of the zebra-like lines painted on the ves- 
sels, and of greater value than that feature in eluding the sub- 
marines, was the difficulty of determining, when looking 
through a periscope, the exact direction that a ship, so camou- 
flaged, was taking. 

For instance, it was common practice to bring the painted 
lines to a sharp angle, on each side of the vessel and at an 
equal distance from the bow. This angle, perhaps a third of 
the ship's length back from the prow, when viewed from a dis- 
tance, appeared to be the true bowline and gave the impression 
that the course of the vessel was about forty-five degrees re- 
moved from the direction in which it really was moving. 

Another delusion, often employed, was that of making a ship 
appear to be traveling in exactly the opposite direction from 
the one in which it was headed. To accomplish this the steam- 
er's incurving stern lines were covered with boards, placed to 
resemble the bow. Upon these boards were painted white waves 
to make it look like the ship was travelling at considerable 
speed and carrying a good sized "bone in her teeth." 

The straight lines of the prow were then painted out, using 
dark colors curving back from the front of the vessel on 
either side, below the deck line to make the lower portion of 
the bow invisible, and in short to make it appear like just what 
it wasn't — the stern of the ship. 

In both of the above schemes, the slant of the smokestacks 
were camouflaged to coincide with the rest of the plan and 
smoke consumers were used to prevent the detection of the 
trick by the position of the smoke. 

It should be remembered that most of the deceptions ac- 
complished were possible only when the U-boats were at a 
considerable distance from the steamers, and proper credit 
should be given the United States Naval gunners for keeping 
them at that distance. 

• • • 

Added to the debts that Germany owes the world are likely 
to be the value of all the vessels belonging to non-combatant 
nations that were sent down by the submarines. Intimations 
that restitution will be demanded are now coming from many 
such countries, and when added to the losses of the belligerents 
it is not difficult to believe that such a bill may be presented 
to the erstwhile aspirant to world dominion as will keep her 
paying weekly installments for many generations to come. 

Of the nations who had a more or less active part in the con- 
flict, Japan is the latest to make known her demands in this re- 
spect. 

According to recent dispatches from Tokio. the value of the 
thirty-two Japanese ships lost, together with the amount they 
would have earned, and the relief funds paid to families of the 
lost crews, has been placed at $100,000,000 and compensation 
in that amount will be demanded from Germany. 



There have been stowaways and stowaways but perhaps 
none were ever accorded the reception upon discovery, to say 
nothing of the subsequent triumphal journey across the coun- 
try, that has been accorded little Marcelle Dupiez, the fourteen, 
year-old French boy who hid away on the Matsonia, the ship 
that brought the "Grizzlies" home. 

Marcelle has been taken in charge by Captain Peter B. Kyne, 
well known California author. According to the popular version 
of the incident, the lad was not discovered until the vessel was 
four days out, but there is a twinkle in the Captain's eye when 
he reaches this part of the story and we don't mind "tellin' ye 
that' we ha' oor doots." 

"The Frog," as the boy is affectionately termed by the mem- 
bers of the Regiment, is the son of a French army officer who 
lost his life in the war. Being motherless too, the lad naturally 
drifted to the trenches, and was the mascot of several military 
units before he attached himself permanently to the 144th Field 
Artillery. He is shy of displaying his newly acquired English 
and his usual reply to the many questions put to him is "No 
compre." 

• • • 

Oil is to be an important factor, according to expert opinion, 
in determining the relative commercial strength of the various 
nations on the seas. That country which is the greatest pro- 
ducer of fuel oil will attain supremacy by virtue of the reduced 
cost of ship operation. 

If this be true in all that it implies, it augurs well indeed for 
the United States, possessor of vast oil deposits yet untouched. 

Will the United States prove equal to the foreign trade situa- 
tion that the war has brought about? Will the American manu- 
facturer see his opportunity? From a comparatively unim- 
portant position in the world's commercial affairs this country 
has, in the last four years, climbed rapidly to the place where 
it is looked upon as a leader in matters of import and export, 
and the close of the present year may find Uncle Sam the big- 
gest business man in the world. 

An idea of the immense gain that has been made is shown 
by the particular case of Japan. The National City Bank re- 
cently compiled figures which place our trade with the Japanese 
empire and its leased territory in China during 1918 at $250,- 
000,000 as compared with $134,000,000 in 1917. 

Sobei Mogi, one of the wealthiest of Oriental capitalists, who 
arrived here a few days ago on the Shinyo Maru from Yoka- 
hama summed up the situation in the following words: "It is 
now up to the United States to play the big brother to the rest 
of the world. Immense possibilities are before her, particularly 
in the far eastern countries. Before the war American goods 
were far from being the controlling factor in world trade. All 
this is now changed and the Orient will soon prove itself to 
be the largest buyer of American commodities." Mogi is quali- 
fied to speak with authority on this question. He is closely in 
touch with Oriental commerce and is a director of twenty odd 
Japanese corporations. 

Another authority whose opinion carries weight, particularly 
with regard to the American angle, is George E. Smith, Presi- 
dent of the Manufacturers' Export Association. He is quoted 
as follows concerning the future: "Broadly speaking, the coun- 
try's foreign trade during the next twelve months will be di- 
vided into two classes. First, will be those exports required 
in the reorganization and reconstruction of Europe. This class 
will also include exports to markets which were formerly sup- 
plied by Europe and which Europe will again supply when nor- 
mal times return. 

"The second class of our exports will be all those com- 
modities which the United States can manufacture cheaper or 
better than any other country in markets where the demand for 
these commodities exists or can be created. 

"The nations chief concern so far as export trade is con- 
cerned should be to see that our permanent trade increases as 
our temporary reconstruction trade diminishes." 



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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 



Impressions of a New Comer 



By George Boosinger Edwards 



"I want you to write out your impressions of San Francisco 
for the readers of the NeWs Letter" — announced the Countess 
d'Agoult one day after apologizing for not having acknowledged 
the receipt of my "Psychology of Music" sent her more than a 
year ago. 

Well knowing that the Countess usually gets what she wants 
(even if I don't), I made only a show of hesitation. "But, my 
dear Countess, I am a modest person," I cried, "You seem to 
forget that my impressions are very personal. How much of an 
article do you want? And how much will you pay me for it?" 
I continued, trembling a little. 

"Oh, about 1500 words; and we'll pay you $250." Of course 
my modesty is not worth $250, so I accepted with alacrity, in 
the thought that now I could pay back the $100 Miss Virginia 
Scripps (of La Jolla), lent me to make my trip to San Fran- 
cisco, and have something over besides. That was over a year 
ago, in response to Frank Patterson's (of the Musical Courier) 
telegram, that Mr. Schiller wanted to put on my "American 
Symphony" at his Municipal concerts at the Auditorium. These 
concerts were going well then, and Mr. Schiller accepted the 
symphony. But when the concerts were discontinued, my sym- 
phony was returned. 

But my trip up (in both senses) was really not in vain, for the 
"Sea Symphony" of Debussy, which Mr. Hertz was conducting 
at the time, was the wildest orgy in music I had ever expe- 
rienced. That alone was worth the hundred dollars, especially 
in view of the fact that the hundred was not mine. But besides 
that I had the pleasure of a morning with Mr. Hertz wherein I 
read him my melolog "The Hunter," while he followed the 
orchestra score. 

I shall never forget the impression of his personality on 
that occasion. A giant himself, he lived in gargantuan sur- 
roundings. The piano was huge; the chairs and books im- 
mense; and even his cigarettes were as large as cigars. They 
were all a part of his personality,- inevitably adjusted to make 
me feel diminutive — large as I had been accustomed to con- 
sider myself. 

But he was the kindest possible giant, granting at once the 
poetical and dramatic qualities of my beloved brainchild. He 
did not take so kindly, however, to the fact of reciting with 
crchestra. "I conducted the first performances of 'Hansel and 
Gretel'," he said, "and no writer for orchestra has better tech- 
nique than Humperdinck; but I finally persuaded him to make 
it an opera, in which the parts should be sung. Manifold mark- 
ings of pianissimo did not prevent much of the dialog from 
being lost. ..." All of which implied that he would not be 
enthusiastic to bring out my work with his Symphony, 
notv. ithstanding the sensation it had caused the year be- 
fore in Los Angeles. Another thing he could not forgive was 
that the Hunter died without trombones. Whoever heard of 
anybody dying — especially a Hero — without trombones? 

"Where do you live?" he asked. "At La Jolla," I replied. 
"It's a glorious place, where you loaf along the ocean front any 
time of year; and read and write and compose and dream." 

"But San Diego is the most im-musical place in the world! 
I heard a performance of the Ninth Symphony there, and it was 
a'- £ul ! My wife tried to persuade me not to go, but I thought 
it could not be so terrible," expostulated the great conductor, 
his face (above his beard) distorted with anguish. 

"Oh, that must have been one of Shryock's performances," 
I interposed, eager to defend what I could of San Diego's 
musical honor, "any of our musicians would have warned you 
not to risk it; and Miss Gilbert told me afterwards she begged 
you with tears in her eyes not to consider going." 

"It was awful; I did not wait for the end. But you must be 
where you can hear the 'living tone!' Even Wagner forgot 
how things sounded when living away from the orchestra, as 
Strauss pointed out to me in 'Tristan.' Why don't you come 
here and attend my rehearsals? I'll help you any way I can, 
and it won't cost you a cent!" the Giant cried, waving his arms 



like a benevolent windmill. 

So in September I came; but the rehearsals have been such 
a pleasure, in themselves, that I have not yet felt the world 
needs more music written than it already possesses. God 
knows there are enough masterpieces in existence (on paper) 
that never get turned into sound! Who, for instance, would 
risk crowding out Bloch's wonderful "Jewish Poem" in which 
Mr. Hertz accompanied Mr. Britt's beautiful cello playing at a 
recent concert? Better not compose at all than commit such a 
crime! 

During the same short visit Mr. Persinger invited me to hear 
the rehearsal of an early quartette by Debussy. That, too, was 
a treat. How had I ever believed one could exist on the pleas- 
ures of imagination, far away from "the living tone?" (Mr. 
Hertz' "living tone" is a phrase I shall never forget.) At first I 
felt Mr. Persinger's pure tone rather unemotional for any taste ; 
but when I came back, and heard his daily growth in the solo 
in Brahms' C Minor Symphony, I realized he worked for the 
"sublimation" (as the Freudians say) of emotion, rather than 
the welter in it. In the quartette was Mr. Ford, whom I had 
known some years before in San Diego. It was a pleasure to 
see his advance. And in the orchestra was Mr. Bennett, whose 
exquisite playing of the horn solos in a composition of mine 
by the Los Angeles Symphony had won him my lasting affec- 
tion. (I was still at the stage where one gives his most precious 
melodies to the horn player.) 

That charming Mrs. Persinger invited me to be her guest 
when they played the Sea Symphony, and a tea at her house 
in my honor made another delightful memory. 

I forgot to tell the Countess d'Argoult that she needn't have 
worried about not acknowledging my Psychology, for 
neither did Mrs. Persinger. But Frank Patterson appreciated 
it and wrote numerous articles in the Courier in praise of 
it. He quite approved of my music too (as his numer- 
ous criticisms attest), until he swallowed Mr. Hertz's dislike 
of my orchestration, in one "swell foop," as it were; and 
then proceeded to go on the theory that if he kept me prop- 
erly humbled on that ground, he should be relieved of the re- 
sponsibility of enthusing about anything else of mine; but I 
shall get even with him. Just wait till the umbilicus of his 
opera, which he is borning, shall have been cut! But Mrs. 
Patterson (thank God for the women), saw through his "com- 
pensation," and her petits soupers at the Fairmont and the 
Palace have entirely healed my wounded feelings. What 
mrtter fame (she evidently reasons), when one is with his 
friends before a table of sweetbreads and nesselrode pudding! 

Mrs. Spreckels' charming and clever sister-in-law, Mrs. de 
Bretteville (of Coronado), urged me upon my return to San 
Francisco to call in Washington Street. So one day when Loie 
Fisher was preening her feathers before the statues of Rodin's 
(which swore in silent protest at the frou-frou of the critics 
gathered before them), I blew in and had tea from the golden 
service — "tea" which proved to be an ample dinner for a pro- 
vincial musician. Then at Mrs. Spreckels' request I played on 
the little piano, which in its turn protested at being lost in a 
comer of the gigantic house, and at not having been nursed by 
a tuner for time out of mind. I played more things by Mac- 
Dowell ; and Miss Fuller, not content with being the authority 
of Rodin (whom she said — several times — she had known per- 
sonally) kindly gave me a lesson on MacDowell's Prelude (from 
the Suite in E Minor), as well. I was properly grateful, but 
hoped Hertz and Persinger would not undertake to enlighten 
me on Rodin next time I saw them. 

Mrs. Spreckels was charming in spite of her guests, and I 
quite understood Mrs. de Bretteville's adulation of her beauty 
and stature and kindly womanliness. 

Mrs. van Guenn's tea on New Year's day comes next to mind; 
and Mr. van Guenn's marvellous egg-nogg, his skill acquired 
in Holland. Mr. Willhelmj sani^. After we had all had a 
good cry over my "Hunter" which I read, he assured me he 









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liked it "in spots." It reminded me of Clara Hodge (of San 
Diego), who always likes things "in spots." Imagine liking 
Notre Dame "in spots!" It is as if, should the whole of an art- 
work sit on its- own bottom, its spots should be able to save it. 

But he made up for that by inviting me to a wonderful dinner 
in Oakland, of his own cooking. Mrs. Persinger would not be- 
lieve me when I told her how splendid it was, and teased her 
because of his beautiful gravy; that his peas had carrots cooked 
with them (she turned on me at that, saying that was only be- 
cause peas are so expensive) and that he had home-made pie! 
I had heard from others that he is a famous cook, so there 
was no excuse for Mrs. Persinger's not being aware of it. 

At Mrs. van Guenn's that day I also met Mr. Fenster of the 
first violins at the symphony. I was struck, in an argument he 
had with a professor, with his having worked out (at his age) ! 
the problem of the apparent conflict between Truth and Beauty. 
(The Hunter's search for Truth in Olive Schreiner's poem had 
called forth the argument.) He agreed with Emerson, when 
he said, "In the eternal trinity of Truth, Goodness and Beauty, 
each in its perfection including the three, we (the Transcen- 
dentalists) prefer to make Beauty its sign and head." It was 
refreshing to hear philosophy again; for in San Diego we do 
have philosophers. Later I heard Mrs. van Guenn play at the 
Pacific Musical Club. I had feared her dropping the person- 
ality I had so admired in her as hostess, when she should ap- 
pear on the platform; but she has identified herself with her 
music; so that even when the Chopin Ballade revealed the 
short-comings of the piano, she was so delightful to look at 
. that nobody cared. 

Dr. Clampett had left for Europe when I arrived (I had been 
teaching one of his children in La Jolla during the summer), 
but Mrs. Clampett did her best to make me acquainted, "hop- 
ing I would save a place in my class for Cornelia," (I am still 
saving it) ; and seeing to it that I met Father Morgan of St. 
Luke's. At St. Luke's I came first in contact with Mr. Ander- 
son, in charge of the music end of the War Camp Community 
Service, who also lead the male quartette at the church. His 
fire and earnestness made working with him easy and pleasant, 
as all services at St. Luke's proved; as well as certain patriotic 
programs since, especially one at Camp Fremont at the Red 
Cross Hospital. 

My association with Father Morgan is one of the greatest 
pleasures I have had here, for I assisted at the organ in his ser- 
vices until the regular organist returned; and never have I en- 
joyed a church association so much. (I have lived profession- 
ally, in churches, all my life.) I shall ever remember the ar- 
tistic "rightness" of his instinct that first Sunday (it was a com- 
munion service) in having the door of the vestry thrown back 
just at the moment when the triumphant recapitulation of Saint- 
Saens' "Marche Religieuse" arrived. How he entered the altar 
like a priest of old, stood rigid until the march was finished and 
the processional begun, with his face upturned as if he knew 
with every fibre of his being that he was in the presence of 
God. He is the traditional priest, the reverend care-taker of 
the House of the Lord, and in his human relations he is kind, 
considerate, encouraging, and an inspiration to work with. 

Such as these are my impression to date. They are such as 
to make me an ardent San Franciscan. I feel that this has ever 
been my spiritual home, for it combines the advantages of Cali- 
fornia with those of the North and the East. And that is to 
say nothing of the atmosphere of my beloved Paris, which im- 
presses itself upon me at sufficient intervals, and in sufficient 
strength, to reconcile me to being an American instead of a 
Frenchman. 



Mark Twain, so the story goes, was walking on Hanni- 
bal Street when he met a woman with her youthful family. "So 
this is the little girl, eh?" Mark said to her as she displayed 
her children. "And this sturdy little urchin in the bib belongs. 
I suppose, to the contrary sex." "Yassah," the woman replied; 
"yassah, dat's a girl, too." 



The popularity of Fred Solari's Restaurant de Luxe is 

one of the outstanding features of the city's life. The 60c 
luncheon; the dinner at night; the "jazz" music and extraor- 
dinary dance floor, and the 1919 Revue are irresistible. Tour- 
ists proclaim it the equal of anything on Broadway, except 
that with the "goods as good" the prices are so much less. 



Customer — "I — ah — er — urn—" Jeweler to assistant) 

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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 



L'Heure Exquise 

An Exquisite Sketch From the Life of Paris 

By Billee Glynn 



A bent old woman on whose face life had set the most ter- 
rible mask of suffering and disappointment stood in the Rue 
de la Paix begging. It was a clouded day in Paris, with an 
atmosphere that draped the passing throngs in chill. In spite 
of this, or perhaps because of it, the beggars were not doing 
well. The populace was excited over the news of war having 
been declared against France. The old woman, who mumbled 
with a German accent, at length withdrew, stumbling along the 
boulevard by means of a cane. Avoiding the crush of the 
thoroughfare, she turned into the first cross street. A dirty child 
with pathetic, peaked face and upturned nose sat crying in a 
doorway. "Ma mere, ma mere!" it repeated shrilly. 

With a few soothing words the old beggar woman took the 
child by the hand and led it along. A fat slovenly female who 
appeared around a corner proved to be its mother. "So it is 
going to be war again," she said after amenities. "Well, it 
might as well be something." 

"War is awful," returned the old woman, her tones grown 
suddenly strong. "It was war that ruined me, the war of sev- 
enty. I come from the Rhine. It was when I visited my uncle 
in Alsace that I met Adrien. He was a soldier of France, a 
cuirassier. We loved each other. Then the war broke out. 
Adrien went to a German prison. I was disgraced for trying 
to help him escape. He did escape later and went to fight. I 
heard he was killed. I came to Paris and became as you see — 
nothing." 

"It is a sad story," remarked the other. "There are many 
sad stories in the world — it is true." 

The old beggar woman continued on her way. After long 
and weary blocks she reached the corner of Rue de la Beure. 
She sat down on an empty box to rest. Twilight had come with 
a ghost of a moon. The din of Paris heightened by the stir of 
war cut it with a clamorous note even in this remote and 
mouldly quarter. Around the figure of the old woman the 
gabled, green-shuttered houses gathered like poor spectres 
struck dumb. Voices from a casement or slouching couples 
gave a lair touch to the picture. 

An old man with a crutch on the side of a limp hip and an 
extremely faded face and pointed chin approached gradually. 
He paused for breath by the side of the old lady. She looked 
up at him and he looked down at her. Their look grew, it be- 
came hawklike, it melted. 

"Adrien," she breathed, with something like youth in the 
word, "Adrien! After all these wasted years!" She rose un- 
steadily. There with a tear in her eye. 

"Marie! Ma Marie! La petite Marie!" he exclaimed, com- 
prehending slowly. His hands made a motion to clasp her 
and fell under the burden of his years. 

For long minutes they stood with clinging fingers regarding 
each other and with murmurs of youth on their lips. The call 
of a new war "extra" smote their ears — the ears of a soldier 
and the woman who in her rose-fleshed springtime had lost most 
everything for the love of a soldier. 

He pushed her gently forward. "You will come with me," 
he said. 

Slowly and with gnarled hands still caught together, they 
moved slowly up the Rue de la Beure. Their few sentences 
seemed to have exhausted everything. It brought them to the 
point of speaking of what they had become, and that was to be 
avoided. Strangely silent, strangely glad, and with a mon- 
osyllable here and there like those occasional flowers which 
donate a meadow, they arrived at length at a flung-open door 
where the old man entered, and reached an attic after a weary 
climb in which they assisted each other. 

The moon floated through a small window. The old man lit 
a gas-jet which flared miserably. From a dark corner in the 
room he produced a bottle of liqueur. He poured it into stained 



glasses and carried one to his companion, who sat smiling on 
the edge of the pallet. They drank together. At that moment 
came the sound of a band playing the "Marseillaise" and the 
heavy tramp of soldiers. It passed slowly. 

Something beautiful drifted in the face of the old woman. 
"Oh, Adrien," she sighed, plucking him with her hands, "it is 
just like our youth, like the days in seventy. Oh, Adrien, Ad- 
rien!" Tears choked her voice. 

As the "Marseillaise" came again they clasped each other. 

Then he shuffled over and blew out the gas. They crept to- 
gether on the pallet, their arms about one another, and wanly 
smiling into each other's faces in the half darkness. 

In that very position and still smiling the concierge found 
them next day. The room was full of gas and the sleepers had 
passed beyond awakening. 



CALIFORNIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES 
EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 

Every tax assessor and collector in California has been 
warned by Congressmen Randall that Section One and One- 
Quarter of the California constitution requires every soldier, 
sailor, or marine, who served during the war with Germany to 
be exempted from city, county and state taxes on all his prop- 
erty to the assessed value of $1000. Mr. Randall is the author 
of this law and its benefits go to soldiers of all wars. As prop- 
erty is assessed at about one-third of its value in California, 
the law exempts from tax payment three thousand dollar homes 
or other property of that aggregate value. If the soldier does 
not own that much property, so much of his wife's property is 
also exempt to make up the total exemption. The widow of a 
soldier, or if there is no widow, the widowed mother of the 
soldier is granted the exemption, and all pensioned widows, 
fathers and mothers are exempt from taxation under the Ran- 
dall law. 







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ELAINE. 

Oh, come again to Astolat! 

I will not ask you to be kind; 
And you may go when you will go, 

And I will stay behind! 

I will not say how dear you are, 

Or ask you if you hold me dear. 
Or trouble you with things for you, 

The way I did last year. 

So still the orchard, Lancelot, 

So very still the lake shall be, 
You could not guess — tho you should guess — 

What is become of me. 

So wide shall be the garden-walk, 

The garden-seat so very wide, 
You needs must think — if you should think — 
The lily maid has died. 

Save that a little way away 

I'd watch you for a little while. 
To see you speak, the way you speak, 

And smile — if you should smile. 

Edna St. Vincent Millay. 



COURAGE. 

When all seems dark, and all the best of you 

Has done its all, and nothing done but lose, 
Comfort your heart, fear not! That you were true 
Helps all the world to keep its promise too; 

To the brave heart there never comes bad news. 

But when the weariness and the long drain 

On your poor strength are breaking down the door, 
Think you : "To-night I see her face again. 
Lovely as starlight, blest as summer rain — 
How magical she is to see once more!" 

Richard Le Gallienne. 



THE STAR 
(Theodore Roosevelt: Epiphany, 1919) 

Great soul, to all brave souls akin, 
High bearer of the torch of truth; 

Have you not gone to marshal in 
Those eager hosts of youth ? 

Flung outward by the battle's tide, 
They met in regions dim and far; 

And you — in whom youth never died — 
Shall lead them, as a star! 

Marion Couthouy Smith. 



PORTRAIT BY ZULOAGA. 

Death lies in wait 

For those who do not know 

What they desire, 

And Hell for those who fear 

What they have taken. 

These hands are wrinkled 

From stretching forth, 

Brown 

From the winds 

Blowing upon them. 

They are strong with seizing. 

They do not tremble. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 

BANKOF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



(ESTABLISHED 1S17I 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietor! 

Aggregate Assets 

31st March 1918 




$19,524,300.00 

- 14,750,000.00 

- 19,524,300.00 
$53,798,600.00 

$305,984,997.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

335 BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian Statw, New Zealand 
Fiji. Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank tranrects every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

London Office : 
29. THREADNEEDLE STREET, E. C. 2 



Head Office : 
GEORGE STREET. SYDNEY. 



The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 CALIFORNIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL 

Member of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco 
MISSION BRANCH - . Mi.aion and 21.1 Street. 

PARK PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH Clement and 7th Avenue 

HAIGHT STREET BRANCH - Haight and Belvedere Street. 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 

Assets $ 58,893,078.42 

Deposits 54,358,496.50 

Capital Actually Paid Up 1,000.000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 2,336,411.92 

Employees* Pension Fund 295,618.00 

OFFICERS. 

JOHN A. BUCK. President 

GEO TOTJRNY, Vice-President and Manager 

A. H. R. SCHMIDT. Vice-President and Cashier 

E. T. KB.USE, Vice-President 

WILLIAM HERRMANN. Assistant Cashier 

A. H. MULLER. Si crel 
WM. n. NEWHOUSE, Assistant Secretary 
GOOIIFELLOW. EELLS. MOORE & ORRICK, 
General Attorneys 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
JOHN A. BUCK A. If. R. SCHMIDT A. HAAS 
GEO. TOURNI I. N. WALTER E. N. VAN BERGEN 
B. T. KRUSB HUGH GOODFELLOW ROBERT DOLiAR 
K. A. CHKls-TEXSOX L. S. SHERMAN 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 

HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTABLISHED 1867 

SB FMIMD W*lH0t. t. V. 0.. IL ».. ». C. L, Fro** I Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

SaKHKUB fcKnl aaictf Re.erve Fund 15,000,000 

• 1 1 «*U la""" <"»* «»««' | Aggregate Re.ource 440,300,000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH -450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote. Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 



The Bank of Service 

An illuminative measure of the quality of Anglo service, its 
appreciation by bankers and commercial public is to be found 
in tbe record of our growth : 
DEPOSITS 

APRIL 28. 1909 - . $18,686,555.53 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 $72,334,406.22 

RESOURCES 

APRIL 28. 1909 - $26,156,224.32 

DECEMBER 31. 1918 $1 15,134,798 1 7 

We invite banks, corporations and individuals to submit their 
banking and investment problems, both domestic and foreign, 
assunng them of the cordial co-operation of our experts. 

THE ANGLO AND LONDON 
PARIS NATIONAL BANK 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 



AUTOMOBILE PHOTOGRAPHER 

Chas. M. Hiller 

TELEPHONE PROSPECT 1140 



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14 



San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 



INSURANCE 



The local agents of San Jose, Cal., have united in a protest 
to the Pacific Board against the inadequacy of the punishment 
meted out by the latter body to the local firm of Rucker Mc- 
Chesney & Co. for writing a dwelling risk below board rates. 
The Rucker, McChesney & Co., were ordered to cancel and 
stay off the risk. The Rucker, McChesney Company succeeded 
the Joseph H. Rucker & Co., Agency, who were non-boarders at 
the time the long list of companies represented by the Pacific 
Coast general agency of W. W. Alverson formed the Board of 
Fire Underwriters of the Pacific, and are now a mixed agency, 
representing Alverson's companies and the Continental mem- 
bers of the board and several small non-boarders. The local, 
agents of San Jose claim that numerous risks written below 
board sales have been renewed in board companies since these 
companies became members of the board and that each of these 
acts constitutes a separate offense, and should aggravate the 
punishment. A united movement has in consequence been made 
by the San Jose agents to interest the intervention of the Cali- 
fornia State Association of Insurance Agents that a fine may 
be added to the present verdict of the Board. It is maintained 
thr.t, owing to the mixed agency character of the Rucker, Mc- 
Chesney Agency, that firm is in position to violate Board rules 
with small danger of being detected and that this has been 
their practice. Latest advices are to the effect that the firm 
will relinquish its non-board connections and as the large ma- 
jority of their companies are members of the board this appears 
to be probable. The further fact that a local agency represent- 
ing both board and non-board companies is entitled to a rate 
of 10 per cent commission on brick and mercantile, and 15 on 
dwelling risks, while board agencies are entitled to 15 and 25 
per cent on the same classes of business, lends further belief 

to this rumor. 

• * • 

Instigated, presumably, by action of several agencies of the 
larger cities of the Coast who have long suffered through the 
attempts made by the Western Indemnity Company to monop- 
olize the jitney bus indemnity bond business, 107 members of 
the San Francisco Jitney Bus Union have filed suits in the Su- 
perior Court to collect a total of $1,337, which they allege was 
illegally collected from them by the company. The complaint 
alleges that the jitney brokers purchased indemnity bonds for 
which they were charged $12.50 per month and that in addition 
to this charge an additional $12.50 was enacted by the company 
for which they were given a receipt and which the Western 
Indemnity Company is alleged to have agreed to refund upon 
demand. It is this additional payment which is now demand- 
ed. Attorneys for the plaintiffs aver that this company forced 
the men to make this deposit as a guarantee that they would 

renew their business with the Western Indemnity Company. 

* » * 

Apart from the licit aspect of the situation the agents and 
brokers present a strong argument in participation of their pro- 
test against the licensing of the Stockholders Auxiliary Com- 
mittee (offspring of the Bank of Italy) as general agents for 
the Nevada Fire Insurance Company in California. They set 
forth the utter impossibility of existence in competition with 
the powerful Bank of Italy, especially with local agencies in 
small towns where the bank has branches. The policy of the 
Bank of Italy is to make liberal loans in small towns through- 
out the State and with the Stockholders Auxiliary Committee 
as a branch organization, operating in conjunction with the 
Bank, the cream of the business is certain to be lost to local 
agencies long controlling it. Already the Bank of Italy has 
nineteen branches distributed in territory where through its 
Auxiliary Committee it is attempting to write fire insurance. 
Up to this time the Brokers Exchange of San Francisco has 

made the principal fight. 

» » » 

Agents are protesting against the action of Wm. Moore, the 
rate maker, in advancing rates on flat-car sizes of plate-glass. 
It is claimed that if a premium on a plate 94x120 is charged in 
accordance with the new ruling, it would figure $6.12 plus 50 
per cent, or $9.18, that the same could be replaced at San Fran- 
cisco, now, for $84.60, whereas, if as policy requires the loss 



were to be made good by replacing with 2 plates (box-car 
size), the loss would be $79.20 plus $10 for division bars, 
bringing the total to $89.20. It is also claimed that Portland. 

Oregon, is being favored over San Francisco in this respect. 

• • « 

The well known firm oi Edward Brown and Sons, 202-4 
Sansome Street, San Francisco, announce their appointment as 
general agents for the Pacific Coast for the Hudson Insurance 
Company (capital and surplus one and one-half million dol- 
lars), and representing among insurance corporations the acme 
of permanence and reliability. After carefully looking over 
the field and realizing the great future, the Hudson people de- 
cided that the particularly high standing of Edward Brown 
and Sons made them the appropriate and desirable represen- 
tatives for the Pacific Coast, and the matter was arranged. It 
will be a new and illuminating feature in the insurance life of 
the West. San Francisco is to be congratulated as having been 
selected as headquarters. Edward Brown and Sons have just 
started to organize the immense territory and all applications 

for agencies will find them at above address. 

• » • 

In behalf of himself and eighty-eight other creditors, suit 
for the appointment of a receiver for the Guardian Casualty 
and Guarantee of Salt Lake, has been filed in the Superior 
Court by Patrick Boyle of San Francisco. In his petition Boyle 
sets forth that the company has $350,000 assets and liabilities 
totalling $450,000. Alleges that the officers of the company 
falsely represented the condition of the concern to him and 
prays that the temporary receivership of December 28, 1918, be 

made permanent. 

• • • 

George M. Parrish, son of Edwin Parris, manager for the 
Niagara Fire in its Pacific Department, has returned from the 
army with the rank of Lieutenant, and as special agent will 
work in the Marine Department of the H. M. Newhall & Co. 
general agency. 



Brown — Is he very patriotic? Smith — -I should say 

so! He knows the national anthem of every Allied nation! 



WORKMEN'S 

COMPENSATION INSURANCE 

AT CONFERENCE RATES 

Licensed Agents' and Brokers' Business Solicited 

BEHRENS & COMPANY 

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The Continental Casualty Company 

H. G. B. ALEXANDER, President General Offices, Chicago 

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January 25, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



15 



If You Want to Invent Something Follow These Rules 



There are certain well-defined rules for thinking out business 
projects, inventions, or slowly, carefully building up any piece 
of constructive work, — whether it be making a house, or manu- 
facturing something, or organizing a sales force — 

Read this and the article next week on this subject : 



HOW TO DO CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING. 
By D. Herbert Heywood — Copyright, 1919. 

You have observed that your progress in personal develop- 
ment and business building is not dependent on how much you 
read, but how thoroughly you apply what you study. If you 
read but one page a day of some practical book or magazine, 
and if you apply some one thought you will make more progress 
than by an hour's desultory reading. You cannot say that you 
have not the time for this kind of study. It takes but two 
minutes to read a page. Pick out a few paragraphs and concen- 
trate upon them. Take for instance the following rule for 
originating an idea : 

Originating an Idea. — The mind tends to bring about the 
realization of the things that you think about. Your attention 
directed toward a certain object which you desire will naturally 
bring up other things connected with your object which are 
necessary for its accomplishment. Concentrated thinking on 
this subject will summon faculties into action to work out a con- 
structive idea and plan. The completed plan will often come in a 
flash of inspiration, as you would say. As a matter of fact, the 
plan was fully constructed in your subconscious mind as a result 
of the effort you first made in your conscious thinking. 

The above rule is the foundation principle of all constructive 
thinking and action. You can use this as a formula to enable 
you to establish a method or habit of assembling your thoughts 
quickly at any time and under any circumstances, 'and thus ap- 
ply yourself to the solution of any problem. This will enable 
you to get a conscious control over a process that you may have 
used only unconsciously heretofore. 

You often hear people say that they can invent or write or 
do certain things only "when they feel like it," or when the in- 
spiration comes. You can learn to control that inspiration as 
you do any other working force. What would the manager of 
a research laboratory say if the men in one of the chemical de- 
partments should say they did not feel like working that day? 
These men do creative work by a scientific method. You can 
adopt a similar system. 

If you wish to invent something, think of all the materials 
and factors that enter into that thing. Take a pencil and paper 
and write down all those items. Chart them, have them all be- 
fore you in black and white. Then with your attention focussed 
on this chart see how the first factor combines with the second. 
Then see how it combines with the third, fourth, fifth and all 
down the list. Do not give up the first factor till you have 
tried it out thoroughly. If no results come try the second factor 
and see how that combines with each one of the other factors. 

If it is a chemical problem, work it out in a laboratory. If it 
is a mechanical problem try it out in a shop. If it is a sales- 
manship matter, chart it and try it out on people. This is how 
Edison works out his never ending inventions. Every person 
can be an inventor along some line, by following such a method 
as we have stated. It is by following similar simple painstak- 
ing methods that such marvelous results have been accom- 
plished in the chemical field as the making of acetic acid from 
sawdust, extracting all the colors of the rainbow from coal tar. 
making nitrates from the air and many other amazing things 
done. Since the world war started great emergencies have 
called for quick inventions and new processes, thereby opening 
up new fields for individual initiative and ingenuity. 

As stated before, you no longer need wait for an inspiration 
in order to discover something as in the past, or to do it by hap- 
hazard means. You can adopt a system that will lead to dis- 
coveries, and you can follow that system regularly till you at- 
tain your object. When a man wakes up to this great fact, he 
is started on the road to higher achievement. It is a question 



of having a method, and then following it up persistently. This 
has long been recognized as a principle of efficiency in shop 
work. You can apply this principle to your business problems 
as well as to mechanical problems. 

For the most part the problems that come up in a business 
man's day deal in dollars and cents and how to make the dol- 
lars grow as rapidly as possible. Here comes into play the con- 
structive mind, and it is the size of the ideas of that mind that 
govern the size of the business. Most large business transac- 
tions are based on a profit or commission of 5 per cent. The 
degree of profit of any business depends on how many times a 
person turns over his property, or other people's property in the 
course of a year. 

If a man turns over his money twenty times a year at this rate 
of profit he makes 100 per cent. That seems startlingly high. 
But that is the expectation on which big businesses are con- 
ducted in many lines. The head of the Armour Meat Com- 
pany recently made a statement that his company aims to turn 
over their fresh meat and live stock purchases every fourteen 
days. That means 200 per cent on a 5 per cent profit. The 
average profit is small but the year's total reaches into millions. 

Rate of turnover is the chief problem in business. But it 
means something more than dollars and cents. It is a measure 
of the alertness and push of those in charge of a business. If 
a man is satisfied with 5 per cent, he gets that. If he thinks 
and plans 100 per cent, or 500 per cent, he gets that. A capital 
of $300 compounded at 100 per cent for ten years makes $307,- 
200. At a very much lower rate for the next ten years, it car- 
ries a man into the multi-millions. That is how large fortunes 
are made. The man who sets out to work up to the 100 per 
cent standard is not merely striving for money. What he has 
in mind is 100 per cent efficiency and the highest possible 
achievement. He likes the game of high stakes and the fun 
and thrill of winning. 

There is no exhilaration which can compare with the zest 
that comes from constructive thinking and working those 
thoughts out into real things. Pleasure seeking and "sport" are 
tame in comparison. It is not all measured in dollars. The sat- 
isfaction that comes from a feeling of growing capacity is the 
greatest reward. The man who studies and applies efficiency 
methods should increase his capacity 200 per cent to 400 per 
cent the first year. Think what that will do toward raising 
your salary, rising in your profession or working out some new 
financial project. 

Some problems in a man's life or business loom up so big and 
complex that they seem to defy solution by any rule or method 
within his power to apply. But there is a method that will solve 
them. In such a case simply say to yourself; "Never mind, the 
solution will come to me." Then dismiss the subject from your 
mind for the time, but all the while having absolute confidence 
that you are equal to it, that you will find a way to solve it. 
Then at regular intervals take it up, chart it, apply the analysis 
method outlined above and the methods of concentration 
and originating ideas stated in first part of this lesson. 
Your subconscious mind will then be working all the time on 
the problem and the solution will come in a way that will sur- 
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San Francisco News Letter 



January 25, 1919 




New York, January 20, 1919. — The warm breezes of the 
southland beckon and the chilled mortals of the north heed. 
Every train brings to the sunny south those who would be com- 
fortable during the cold wave. And as comfort is largely a 
matter of clothes, the trip affords for the woman an excellent 
opportunity to rebuild her wardrobe which, perhaps, has been 
neglected during the war. What is worn at Palm Beach is al- 
ways a forecast of what will be worn in New York for the late 
spring and early summer. All the pretty light things that are 
now shown for southern wear will be the very same in design 
and line that those who remain at home will don as soon as the 
temperature permits. Wise, indeed, is she who takes advan- 
tage of the sales at the shops of this flimsy material now, for 
she has a wider selection and the quantity being more abundant 
will make the material cheaper in price. 

It is safe to say that any design which is copied from the 
models now will be very smart next summer. Therefore, to 
stock up now would be far more discreet than rushing, as the 
majority will be, in the hot summer days. Many novel styles, 






Overdress for Ladies 



For Velvet or Satin 



of course, that could not be worn about town are shown, but the 
discretion of the average woman may be relied on sufficiently 
to warrant her correct choice. 

Extreme But Charming. 

One of the shops is showing a dainty little hat developed in 
raspberry-dotted dimity with a parasol to match. The crown 
of the hat is slightly shirred and a coy little rose of raspberry- 
satin rests confidently on the brim over the right eye. The 
handle of the parasol is ivory and the mate of the satin rose on 
the hat is vainly pursuing its companion, for it is stopped 
abruptly about two-thirds of the way up the handle by a hand- 
painted ring of ivory. This attractive set can well be imagined 
shading the hot rays from some pretty thing who was just made 
for raspberry-dotted dimity. 

Georgette dresses seem to be favored. Pale shades, such as 
flesh and robin's egg blue with white in the lead, are most 
numerous. Many of these frocks are embroidered elaborately 
with beads of contrasting colors. The lines are simple and the 



unsophisticated appearance of the soft mass of material is fas- 
cinating. 

The Successor of Khaki-Kool. 

A new novelty weave is on the market which resembles very 
strongly the khaki-kool of last season. The material is silky in 
its composition, but has a surface which is made rough by the 
irregular lines of silk of various thickness running through it. 
This is used for the new suit dress. This ultra smart mode is 
extensively in view, and there is no doubt that the woman of re- 
fined taste will admire it for it is simple and serviceable. 

Then there is the lingerie to be considered. Point d'Esprit, 
which is hand embroidered with silk floss and sometimes com- 
bined with Georgette, is popular. The craze for embroidery 
extends from the tip-top of the parasol to the alluring envelope 
chemise. Sometimes it is silk, sometimes worsted, and many 
times wooden beads. 

Rose Point and Venetian Lace. 

For breakfast coats and boudoir use, lace is in demand. A 
gorgeous thing of heavy Venetian, with bits of Georgette of a 
flesh tint slipped in, makes a breakfast jacket fit for a queen, 
but worn by the queenly American woman. 

The vest of the satin dress illustrated could be made of lace 
if desired or the guimpe of the overdress might show bits of 
flesh through the screen-like mesh of some delicate lace. The 
satin frock features the one-sided drapery and rather extreme 
narrowness at the lower edge. 




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Memories of a Gentleman's War 



By May Bosnian 



France has known other wars, and other wars have left to 
her both physical and topographical scars. History proves 
that nations, like men, do forget. Time heals ine scars, blurs 
the memories. Will, then, the French forgive and forget the 
barbarism under the terror of which they have lived for more 
than four years; or will the names of HohenzoIIern and Ger- 
many remain, like Attila and the Huns, for centuries to come, 
a byword, a simile of unforgettable, unforgivable brutality? 

Said I, not long ago, to a Frenchman : "You forgave the Black 
Prince and Wellington, and today you and the English are 
brothers. May it not be so with you and the Teuton in another 
two, in three hundred years?" 

"Mais non, madam! The English are gentlemen!" 

There he summed it up! And the man who is not a gentle- 
man — not so much in the polish of manner as in the honor of 
his soul — is a brute to women 

It is in the hearts of a country's women that that country's 
enemy receives his final, his irrevocable doom. In fertile cor- 
ner of the Landes known as La Chalosse, and the equally 
drowsy Orthez in Beam, fit door to the Pyrenees, memories of 
old wars meet one at every turn. Hardly a hillsiiie or a brook, 
a chateau or a cottage, is without some legend or mark of the 
passage des Anglais. 

But there has survived no bitterness. Not a trace. 

In Saint Sever, among its steep streets lined with tall white 
houses and fluted red roofs, is the house where Wellington 
lived in 1813-14; in the richly wooded country beyond the 
town is the farm where Wellington kept his pack of hounds. 
A better sport was war then, in 1813! 

All about Saint Sever are the "chateaux of old Gascon fam- 
ilies; and here, too, are really happy memories of les Anglais 
who fought — and conquered. At the old chateau of Dumas, 
where the family of Navailles has been since the thirteenth cen- 
tury, the present owner, Baron Henri de Navailles, proudly 
points to bullets fired into his park by English gunners. When 
the English began to bombard Dumas the owner went down 
the hill, his hat in hand, and with great courtesy requested the 
enemy to cease firing, as there were, he said, no troops in 
Dumas! Legend fails to say anything even of a white flag. 
But the English guns stopped pumping bullets into the castle. 
In those good old days gentlemen took the word of gentlemen. 
"And les Anglais were gentlemen," says my Frenchman. 

But today our minds and hearts are seared with memories of 
Red Cross hospitals bombed and hideous warfare on unpro- 
tected towns and unarmed civilians, on women and children. 

The Germans, in 1914-18, in their passage through the occu- 
pation of France and of Belgium, took all and gave nothing — 
nothing but barbarism to men and shame and brutality to wo- 
men. They "requisitioned" what they saw, and gave only 
worthless paper — or nothing — in return. 

But when the English effected their passage through Haget- 
man nearly a century and a quarter ago, the people became 
suddenly and amazingly rich! They have not ceased to talk of 
it to this day. The British soldiery was generous and extrava- 
gant, and it paid in silver and gold. Your French peasant, who 
is an adept at hoarding, has some of the coins, it is said, still 
hidden away! The money of their enemy was welcome in a 
time of scarcity and war prices. The square bartering in which 
the enemy engaged commended itself to all Gascony. If any- 
body got cheated, it wasn't the Gascons! They'll tell you so 
themselves ! 

To this hour the Gascons reckon events from /«- passage des 
Anglais. "I was four years old when the English were here," 
an old woman said, ten years ago. But she said it without 
loathing; instead, she recalled the prosperity of those days. 

It is claimed that the number of illegitimate children in the 
occupied districts of France, Belgium and Serbia today sur- 
passes all belief. Their numbers are tremendous — sickening. 
Girls of twelve, thirteen, fifteen have borne them, as well as 
mature women. 



Most of these girls abhor their half-German babies. The 
pocr v. ee creatures have been abandoned in all sorts of places. 
No one knows how many thousands are parentless today, de- 
pendent on the mercies and charity of Allied governments and 
relief organizations. 

These babies are the living reasons why Germany can never 
be forgiven. 

Was it ever so, in other days? In Beam, where the oxen are 
more gray than dun-colored and wear a body cloth embroid- 
e:ed with a red heart on the hood, just between the eyes, there 
are still many fair-haired, blue-eyed children growing up among 
the handsome, hawk-nosed, bony-faced Bearnais. These chil- 
dren date back to the passage of the English. But never were 
they hated outcasts, wards of a compassionate world! When 
the English quitted France some of the soldiery stayed behind 
among the Beamais — and made good husbands to thrifty wives, 
we've no doubt. Others may have gone back when they should 
have stayed — for in all wars girls and women have suffered the 
worst that can befall their sex. 

But it is significant that the English soldiers left no hatred, 
no LiUerress in Bearn like that felt by the women of France 
and Belgium today. That is one great reason why this war has 
tee: worse than other wars, and why Germany will never be 
forgiven or her crimes forgotten. 



"Don't you think this hat makes me look ten years 

yc.r.ger?" "Yes, and so does my husband." "How charm- 
ing! What did he say?" "He remarked last night that when 
yoj took, off your hat you looked ten years older." 



SAN FRANCISCO'S NEWEST HOTEL 

HOTEL PLAZA 



The most centrally located tourist and fam- 
ily hotel in San Francisco, facing Union Square 
and at the corner of Post and Stockton streets. 

Special rates to permanent guests. Daily 
rates on the European plan, $1.50 per day and 
American plan, $3.50 per day and up. 

Write or call for descriptive booklet. Any 
information pertaining to San Francisco's 
charms will gladly be furnished upon request. 



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THE HOUSE OFHARMONY 

Management o/ Carl Sword 



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January 25, 1919 



VARIED ENTERTAINMENT AT FAIRMONT. 

The cheerful atmosphere of the Fairmont Hotel is one of 
the features of San Francisco at present and not a day passes 
that something new in the way of entertainment is not offered 
at the hostelry at the "top of the town." This Saturday after- 
noon the Greenleaf Players, who present something entirely 
novel in the way of the drama, will hold forth in Rainbow Lane, 
presenting a brilliantly costumed processional play in verse, 
entitled "The Grassblade," a moonlight fantasy in the form of 
a tragical comedy, called "Pierrot's Welcome," and gesture 
poems and songs illustrative of America from Coast to Coast. 
Many prominent San Franciscans will be patrons of the Green- 
leaf Players, who will be seen here again next week. 

Miss Katherine Constance Coots, the apostle of fresh air, 
who is visiting San Francisco, is giving a series of talks and 
demonstrations of exercises conducive to good health every 
morning at the Fairmont. Her work is especially intended for 
the fair sex and she makes no charge for her educational offices. 

The Fairmont Follies continue as popular as ever in Rainbow 
Lane, and Vanda Hoff is constantly presenting new and beau- 




Stella Jelica, Coloratura Soprano. 

tiful inspirational dances. Stella Jelica, the coloratura, soprano, 
will be the vocalist at this Sunday evening's Lobby Concert 
at the Fairmont, when Rudy Seiger's orchestra will play a par- 
ticularly attractive program. 



GESTURES. 

Let there be dancing figures 
On our wine-flask, 
Swastikas on our rug. 
Inscriptions in our rings 
And on our dwelling. 

Let us build ritual 

For our worship, 

Pledge our love 

With vows and holy promises. 

If we break oaths 

Let it be darkly 

With threatening gestures. 

Thus we ignore 

That we love and die 

Like insects. 



ITALY'S SMALLEST SOLDIER. 

On going to see the army of the Grapa a writer for the Mar- 
zocco met the smallest soldier in the Italian army — a boy 
refugee of 12, in the telephone service. His uniform bears dis- 
tinctive marks for wounds. Besides he has been decorated. 
His name is Patriarca. He was born at San Daniele of Friuli. 
His parents died when he was very young and he v/orked in a 
carpenter's store. 

After Caporetto he left his native country, and from that day 
the war began for him. In the retreat he joined a detachment 
of arditi, and with them performed prodigies of valor. On 
Monte Tomba in November, when the German hordes pressed 
on from the Quero to overcome the defenses of Mount Grappa 
and of the Piave at one stroke, he went out in a squad with 
several arditi. He carried three hand grenades, larger than his 
little hands, but the arditi had taught him to throw them like 
stones at the swallows. 

He arrived at the lines and pushed on to a point well within 
the enemy lines till he reached a group of Germans, comprising 
a Prussian officer and three soldiers with machine guns. A 
grenade shot out from his hand, and it was well aimed. The of- 
ficer was crushed to the earth. The frightened soldiers raised 
their hands. The boy threatened them, gesticulating with the 
other bombs. 

He drove the three big soldiers before him like sheep, drag- 
ging their machine gun. This story, which reads like a fable, 
is only a single page in the marvelous military history of Mas- 
ter Patriarca. 



MRS. C. A. GONDER DEAD. 

Mrs. C. A. Gonder, wife of the former manager of the Plaza 
Hotel, San Francisco, died Saturday, January 18th, at the 
Franklin Hospital here from cancer, and the remains were taken 
East Tuesday for burial. Mrs. Gonder had been ailing for sev- 
eral years. Many friends and a devoted husband mourn her 
death. 



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SiCT/ON 




The Discovery of Belvedere 

The Beautiful Suburban District of San Francisco and Corinthian Island, Visited for the First Time 
by Motor Chroniclers in Search of By-Ways and Unfrequented Spots 

By George Campe 



Why drive miles away from San Fran- 
cisco in a hunt for undiscovered places 
or delightful spot£ to visit, when they 
are to be had for the mileage to be ob- 
tained in a gallon of gasoline? 

Last Sunday, longing to go somewhere 
we had not visited that would not con- 
sume practically all the time travelling 
to and fro from the destination, we took 
our Scripps-Booth and wandered down 
to the ferry and boarded the boat for 
Sausalito. 

Leaving the English colonized town 



we started for the San Rafael section, 
but as we approached the grade to Corte 
Madera we noticed coming out of a road 
to the right a couple of machines. 

This road disappeared amongst the 
hills and being in an explorative frame 
of mind we decided to run up the road 
to see just where it led to. Wandering in 
and around the foothills we reached a 
point overlooking a pretty part of what 
we thought was San Francisco Bay, but 
which passing natives informed us was 
called Richardson's Bay. From this sum- 



mit a splendid view of all Sausalito is to 
be had. 

Continuing on, we finally came to a 
strip of land that was hardly wider than 
the road with water on each side. This 
road was tied up at the other end to a 
lump of land which looked like a fair- 
sized island. When we had crossed this 
spit of land we encountered a most won- 
derful living example of "Davy Jones." 

Sinbad the Sailor was an Adonis, 
aside of this ancient mariner whose face 
was fringed with galways that would 




George Campe Teeing m the First Tee at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club. 



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Francisco News Lettei 



January 25, 1919 




George Campe and Henry J. Adams of Fostoria, Admiring the 
Wonderful Jungle Scene in Belvedere. 



have delighted the heart of any old son 
of Ireland. We learned that his name was 
Henry Jay, and from his looks it was 
hard to tell if he was or was not — a cer- 
tainty he was a son of old Adam, but 
time had not been kind to him and it 
would be hard to imagine today an Eve 
tempting him with an apple or anything 
else. 

However, before the day was over we 
forgave this son of Neptune, who so de- 
lighted in the "drink" for the fund of 
knowledge he unfolded of the place we 
were about to visit. 

Not knowing exactly where we were 
"at" we slowed up and asked this old 
salt our location. He seemed surprised, 
but informed us that we were at Bel- 
vedere, and as he seemed to be in a talk- 
ative mood and well versed in the sur- 
roundings, we invited him aboard while 
we continued our explorations. 

It seems he had been riding anchor in 



this cove for a good many years as he 
told us that we was well past the 80 
mark, and it was over 30 years ago since 
he finished his last voyage as master and 
owner of the good ship Fostoria. 

Belvedere is the nestling spot of some 
of the prettiest summer homes of San 
Franciscans. There is not the preten- 
tiousness in design and construction that 
may be found down the peninsula, but 
there is an air of refinement and hospi- 
tality that must make the place an ideal 
retreat from the cares and worries of a 
busy city life. 

Our old sea salt said that while the 
place is known as Belvedere it was orig- 
inally called "Valentine's Island," the 
spit being tide-swept during the neap 
tides of the year. It was this fact that 
resulted in several long years of litiga- 
tion between the United States Govern- 
ment and the claimants to the land. It 
was finally adjudged that it was not an 



island, but a peninsula, saving it for the 
citizen and robbing the soldier of a most 
delightful camping spot. 

Our adopted courier told us that in the 
cove that is formed by Belvedere and 
opposite land known as .Corinthian 
Island, a quarter of a century ago, was 
the favorite feeding ground of all kinds 
of fish of San Francisco Bay. 

He told us how on the point that butts 
out into the tide rift of the rushing waters 
of Racoon strait he had sat and shot 
down hundreds of pelicans as they flew 
over the land changing their feeding 
spots. 

Today, at the drawbridge, when the 
salmon is running they catch them weigh- 
ing as high as sixteen pounds, and in the 
height of the fishing season even today 
the Italian fishermen of San Francisco 
find it profitable to visit the cove. 

Belvedere is now practically built up, 
only the westerly side of the peninsula 
that faces Sausalito and the stiff summer 
winds, being undeveloped. It is very 
strange, but on a summer day when the 
wind is blowing, one will find an over- 
coat comfortable on the westerly side, 
while just over the hill young girls in 
lingerie gowns and young men in flan- 
nels will be found adorning the verandas 
of the homes. 

Belvedere is not like most of these su- 
burban places, a rest and sleeping place. 
It is a live community. It has its country 
club with tennis courts, a nine-hole golf 
course and all the other attractions of re- 
fined society. 

For the artist who is in search of ma- 
terial, there is no spot so close to San 
Francisco that offers so much. In the 
thickly wooded section of the east side 
the man of the brush and pallette can 
find lots of suggestions of virgin forest 
and thickly overgrown jungles. To the 
right or left of such spots may be seen 
the more conventional grounds finished 
by the expert hand of the landscape ar- 
chitect, then, if tiring of wood and moun- 
tain scenery, the artist has but to face 
about and lo, the land is turned into 
water. To the west, the Golden Gate and 
the vast Pacific; before one is San Fran- 
cisco and its pinnacles; Goat Island, Al- 
catraz Island, and Angel Island, all with- 
in the range of vision, not forgetting 
Oakland and the adjacent cities on the 
Alameda shore. 

Belvedere has good roads, in fact there 
are none better. After wandering over 
these roads enjoying the wonderful scen- 
ery we returned to sea level and were 
about to bid adieu to our ancient mariner 
when he suggested that we drive out to 
the point on Corinthian Island. There 
was something fascinating about the 



January 25, 1919 



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21 



name and we had visions of Corinth, the 
old City of Greece, that in fact, is situ- 
ated something on the same order as this 
island. Our sad sea salt told us that 
we should visit the Corinthian Yacht 
Club at the point. Here again our mind 
reverted to old Corinth, where the early 
Phoenician traders cast anchor off the 
ancient city. 

Belvedere and Corinthian Island are 
connected by a strip of land that has re- 
ceived the name of "The Beach." Half 
way across we saw what looked like de- 
caying wreckage, and while we were won- 
dering what it was, the old salt launched 
forth with a most weird story of pirates, 
slave trading and other sports of the sea 
burglar. He said that the wreckage of 
the last timbers of the good old ship 
called "The Tropic Bird," a vessel in the 
Halycon days of trading in the tropics 
had created a most romantic and adven- 
turous history for itself. He told how 
the skipper had Columbused the natives 
out of untold wealth for a few beads and 
pieces of calico, how on more than one 
occasion the different skippers had 
stolen the Helen of Troy of the islands, 
in fact, we are still doubting much that 
he told us, hearing that he was a too 
close student of sea romance. Where 
"The Tropic Bird" went to pieces now 
stands the clubhouse of the Pacific Motor 
Boat Club, the largest on the Pacific 
Coast. 

Corinthian Island is of later develop- 
ment than Belvedere. It was taken up 
by the worshipers of sunshine for on 
Corinthian Island the sunshine lasts sev- 
eral hours longer each day than on the 
sheltered, shadowey, popular side of Bel- 
vedere. 

On the point is situated the home of 
the Corinthian Yacht Club, the birth 
place of the true amateur sailor of San 
Francisco Bay. The yachtsman who 
keeps a boatkeeper is considered a pluto- 
crat, and outside of the pale of a true 
yachtsman. 

On New Year's day, each year, the 
members of the club gather together at 
the annual feast which has become his- 
toric. On opening day and closing day, 
jinks are held that have made world-wide 
history and in yacht racing their yachts 
are the queens of the bay. 

As we drove towards Corinthian Island 
we noticed a large fleet of yachts riding 
at anchor in the lagoon. This we were 
told, is the winter quarters of the differ- 
ent clubs of the bay. 

We also noticed several houseboats 
high and dry on the mud flats, and 
thought it strange that such attractive 
homes should find such resting places. 
Here again, our friend of the sea, dis- 




Gcotgc Campe and Henry J. Adams Enjoying the Wonderful 
Marine View from Belvedere, Looking Towards San Francisco. 



{.layed his wonderful knowledge of local 
history. He told us remarkable stories 
of how when he first dropped anchor in 
Belvedere cove the waters were covered 
with houseboats. In fact, there were 
more house boats, two to one, than there 
were houses on land. It was a carnival 
city, and great were the doing every Sat- 
urday night aboard these floating homes, 
with a horrible headache the next morn- 
ing. The doings became so hilarious 
that the more staid citizens who looked 
down upon these homes from the sur- 
rounding hills, ostracized the owners of 
the arks until houseboating fell into dis- 
favor. The owners either sold their float- 
ing homes or moved into other waters 
where they had more seclusion. 

Today Belvedere and Corinthian are 
"respectable" and the motor car owner 
who is seeking some new place to go 
will find himself more than repaid for 
a Sunday spent driving around Belvedere 
and Corinthian Island. 



AUTOMOBILE SHOW. 

The preparations for the automobile 
show that opens on February 6th, have 
progressed so far that the indications 
are that it will be the greatest event of 
its kind ever held in San Francisco. 

From the plans and interest taken by 
all, it will mark the starting point of the 
real post-war business of the automobile 
industry on the Pacific Coast. 

While the trade has been re-shaping 
itself to meet the peace conditions there 
has not been, however, any real concerted 
action. Some dealers have had a few 
new cars, while others have had but the 
general stock. 

The indications are that the exhibitors 
all will have the 1919 models on the floor 
of the Auditorium when the doors open. 
This will make possible a splendid op- 
portunity for the buyer to do his shop- 
ping within a square city block. 

For the buyer will also have a chance 
to see a lot of custom made bodies what 



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January 25, 1919 




' ^ ■ *"'«3 



The Scripps-Booth Party Enjoying a Quiet Chat on Peninsula Point, Belvedere. 



the trade calls "doll cars." Some of 
these specially dressed vehicles will be 
wonderful and attractive examples of the 
finishing art in color painting and uphol- 
stery. 

SB- 
Redwood City has a justice of the 
peace in George E. Seeley who may soon 
take his place among the Solomons of 
history. A statement made recently by 
Judge Seeley showed that he had only 
believed that motorists are as human as 
pedestrians, but indicated as well that it 
was not his intention to prosecute offend- 
ers of the law simply because they ran 
automobiles, nor to enrich the coffers of 
his court with gasoline-scented shekels. 
"This court long ago discovered that 
the average automobilist is as human as 
the average pedestrian. His small faults 
and omissions arise during the course of 
daily events and are far removed from 
criminal. The justice court of the Third 
township, County of San Mateo, will 
never endeavor to fatten the treasury of 
the county through the ordinary court 
process of right or wrong extraction of 
coin of the realm in the shape of fines, or 
holdups, as they should be more prop- 
erly termed. 

"Even in the most flagrant cases and 
instances where, in their despair, they 
plead guilty, and at moments when the 
traffic officers are making divers ugly 
faces across the table at him — the court 
usually puts the question: 'Have you 
anything to offer in extenuation of the 
alleged violation?' and, believe me, when 
the poor gasoline devil observes, and is 
convinced, too, that the court is human, 



he can in many instances explain away 
many circumstances that would ordinar- 
ily make a convicting unit. 

"The average violator is not punished 
for the offense committed on the road, 
but is usually stung for his cocky atti- 
tude in court. I have always found it a 
safe rule not to kink the lion's tail while 
one's head is in his mouth. Just tell the 
court that the arresting officer is the most 
gentlemanly being that you have ever 
come across, and this can be easily done 
— regardless of the fact that you men- 
tally consider him a Hun. 

"The traffic officers hale many autoists 
before me from the southern part of the 
State who fail to observe section 13 on 
blinding lights. This is a violation that 
I do not overlook lightly. Autoists ought 
to be aware of the fact that very near all 
nocturnal accidents are caused by the 
bright glare of their lamps. 

"Also, I'm pretty strict on 'cutting-in' 
violators. Seventy per cent of all smash- 
ups are caused by this fancy twisting 
down the highways. Drivers should be 
careful to note whaihe- he machine com- 
ing in the opposite direction is at least 
300 feet in the clear. 

"A slight violation of the speed sec- 
tion, coupled with a goi 1, or even a lame 
excuse, gets the first offense safely by, 
but woe betide the fool who joins 22A 
with Section 17 — booze — for its thirty 
days and no possible charce of pro'a- 
tion.' 

3Sr 

It is expected that the Northern Divi- 
sion meeting of the California Automo- 
bile Trade Association, that will be held 



at Sacramento on February 15th, will be 
the best attended meeting ever held in 
the north. One of the reasons is that 
since our last Northern meeting all of 
the counties north of Sacramento to the 
Oregon line have been organized, and 
each local association is figuring on com- 
ing to the Sacramento meeting strong. 

3BT 
Chas. G. Johnson, State Superintend- 
ent of Weights and Measures of Califor- 
nia, has a plan to color distillate so as to 
dintinguish it from pure gasoline and 
thus prevent much fraud that is now go- 
ing on. Mr. Johnson says that he has 
continued extensive experiments in color- 
ing of distillate and can recommend a col- 
oring substance which will remain sus- 
pended permanently and of sufficient 
volume to clearly show its color when 
added to seven-eights part gasoline. 

"In other words, one-eighth part col- 
ored distillate would show its color in 
seven-eighths parts gasoline, thereby ef- 
fectively indicating adulteration. This 
coloring in the original volume will add 
an expense to the distillate of less than 
one-half mill per gallon. One grain will 
color five gallons of distillate. 

3B- 
"Here is a preacher who announces 
that the automobiles is a menace to reli- 
gion." 

"Maybe the poor fellow bought a 
second-hand car." 

3BT 

Work on both the Fisher and Goodyear 
Sections of the Lincoln Highway in 
Western Utah has been stopped for the 
winter, owing to the cold weather and to 



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the excessive moisture which has been 
experienced on the Desert. The gang of 
ccnvicts which had been working in 
Fisher Pass for the past five months has 
been returned to the State Prison, and 
the machinery and equipment used in the 
construction of the cutoff across the 
Desert has been stored for the winter. 
The work finally stopped on December 
27th. 

The free men working on the Desert 
with tractors ■ and graders have accom- 
plished the completion of twelve miles 
of grade to a width of 20 feet and a 
height of 3 feet above high water. The 
convict gang working in the Fisher Pass 
has completed three and a half miles of 
good, graded surface mountain road, 15 
to 18 feet wide, and drained on the upper 
side. 

SB- 
Summer Visitor: "I thought you said 
your horse wasn't afraid of automobiles." 
Farmer: "He ain't. What scares him 
is the goggle-eyed critters he sees in 
'em." 

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Colonel R. A. Tyndall, of the 150th 
Field Artillery, writing from France to 
Carl G. Fisher, Vice-President of the 
Lincoln Highway Association, with 
whom he was closely associated, in the 
trans-continental tour from Indianapolis 
to San Francisco in 1913, at which time 
much of the route of the Lincoln High- 
way was decided upon, says : 

"There will be a couple of million real 
good roads boosters back in the United 
States when our boys come home, as I 
think all of the men over here appreciate 
u ow good roads can be made invaluable. 
To my mind there is no doubt that the 
good roads of France saved her in two 
instances. 

"I have seen movements of troops 
made in the dark which would have been 
impossible in any other country than 
France. Here the road makers have 
scientifically planted trees that absorb 
drainage on the side of the road and at 
the same time shelter the highways, so 
as to keep them just moist enough." 

as - 

Stiffins : "I understand your hens have 
stopped laying?" 

Biffins : "Yes, two of them have." 
Stiffins: "May I inquire the reason?" 
Biffins: "Certainly. A motor car." 
3Sr 

This country possesses sufficient rail- 
ways to handle our entire long-distance 
transportation requirements, is the report 
made public by Director General Mc- 
Adoo. He recommends that no further 
lines are necessary with the exception 
of local construction in the vicinity of 



Pittsburgh to relieve the main trunk rail- 
roads. 

"Mr. McAdoo's statement brings into 
immediate consideration the necessity 
for a well-balanced transportation sys- 
tem for our country," says W. O. Ruther- 
ford, vice-president of the B. F. Good- 
rich Rubber Company. "Railways, wat- 
erways and highways, the trinity of 
transportation, as expressed by the Fed- 
eral Administration, is brought into a 
new focus regarding the relationship of 
one to the others. 

"The bulk of railroad tonnage is first 
transported over the highways. Railroads 
should immediately analyze the neces- 
sity for prompt improvement of feeder 
lines and more efficient operations over 
the highways to produce increased cargo. 
In addition to linking the existing trans- 
portation highway feeders to the present 
railroad lines, the railroad administra- 
tion should make an immediate survey 
of all areas not reached by railways but 
from which enormous tonnage might be 
obtained by the establishment of high- 
way transport connections. 

"Japan is doing this very thing at the 
present time with the use of motor trucks 
and trailers. They are going into prac- 
tically every area not reached by Jap- 
anese railway lines and are establishing 
a unified transportation system of rail- 
roads and highway transports. 

"The solution of the world's food prob- 
lem is not yet in sight," declared Ruther- 
ford. "Right now is the time for our 
government to act as it requires no argu- 
ment to sustain the fact that hundreds of 
areas today can be reached by motor 
trucks which will bring produce to 
market that is now wasted. The re- 
peated statement of the food adminis- 
tration that from forty to sixty per cent 
of our food products never reach a 
market is sufficient in itself to justify 
immediate railroad administration ac- 
tion." 

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The Fiat will signalize its comeback 
in American racing by making its first 
concerted attempt to win the Indianapolis 
500-mile race. That the revival of the 
Indianapolis Speedway's classic with the 
running of the Liberty Sweepstakes, May 
31st, means the re-birth of auto racing is 
shown by the Fiat attitude. The Turin 
factory has advised W. F. Bradley in 
Paris, European representative of the In- 
dianapolis track, that Italy's colors will 
be represented by a trio of its fast cars, 
if present plans hold good. 

ar 
Just how much income a man should 
have before purchasing an automobile 
depends largely upon the man. 



"The Direction de l'Agriculture, du 
Commerce et de la Colonisation" of 
Tunis, is at present making plans for the 
purchase, on behalf of Tunisian farm- 
ers, of a certain number of recent type 
caterpillar tractors, 45 horsepower, with 
their complete plowing outfits. 

These caterpillars were bought in the 
United States some time ago by the 
French Government for military pur- 
poses, but have not been used. They are 
row placed on sale by the French Gov- 
ernment. If the prices can be agreed 
upon a first lot of 20 tractors is expected 
to te bought, and other purchases to fol- 
low. 

An important consideration is that 
these machines are all of the same type, 
and their upkeep will thereby be simpli- 
fied, the same interchangeable repair 
part fitting any of them. 

It is not so much the capital involved 
u the purchase of tractors that makes 
the Tunisian farmers hesitate to buy 
American tractors, but the expenses and 
difficulties connected with their upkeep 
and in procuring repair parts. 

A number of 75-horsepower second- 
hand caterpillar tractors is also stated to 
be offered for sale by the French mili- 
tary authorities, and their purchase is 
being considered by Tunisian farmers. 

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January 25, 1919 




"No matter what subject you start my friend here is al- 
ways posted." "Yes, but are his wife's letters?" 

She — You used to rave over my liquid voice. He — 

I know I did; but I did not imagine that your words would come 
in such torrents. 

Friend — Won't this 10 o'clock closing hour hurt your 

show? Actor — Not a bit. Most everybody leaves at the end 
of the first act anyway. 

Customer — By Jove, I am glad to see you back. Has the 

strike been settled? Waiter — What strike, sir? Customer — 
Oh, come now! Where have you been since you took my order? 

If the Kaiser is still looking for a place in the sun, we 

know where he can get an all-summer job on an American farm, 
with board and lodging and as much as $30 a month in cash. — 
Springfield Union. 

Road Commissioner — "But who is to pay for such a fine 

road as you propose?" Citizen — "The motorists. It will tempt 
them to break the speed laws and their fines will pay for the 
road." — Boston Transcript. 

"I've just had some good news," said Bearnstean, upon 

meeting his friend, Mr. Abrahams. "My son, Solly has got a 
commission in the army." "Go on," replied Abrahams, rub- 
bing his hands, "how much?" 

Socir.l agitator: "Isn't it a shame the way they work 

the help in this store? Fifteen hours a day, and wages almost 
nothing!" Companion: "Why do you trade here?" "Oh, they 
sell things so much cheaper." — Chicago Times. 

"The expectant heir to his uncle's millions anxiously 

asked the doctor, when his uncle was taken ill, if there was no 
hope." "What did the doctor say?" "He told him there was 
no hope whatever. The chances were his uncle would get well 
enough to marry his housekeeper." — Baltimore American. 

"Did you ever catch any whales?" asked the little boy. 

"No," said the captain; "I never shipped on a whaler." "Was 
you ever shipwrecked ?" "No." "Never cast on a desert 
island?" "No." "Never been torpedoed?" "No." "H-m! 
You might as well have stayed on land." — Pearson's Weekly. 

"And when the war is over, dear, I'm going to bring you 

home a souvenir," said the young husband about to go "over 
there." "Oh, that will be nice, dear. What will it be?" asked 
the sweet young thing. "One of those German helmets, dear." 
"Oh, George, I'd rather you'd bring me one of those French 
bonnets." 

This week's story from the Front : "That's a very well 

named place Kaiser Bill has chosen to live in," remarked a pen- 
sive Tommy, on hearing that the fallen despot had fled to Hol- 
land. "What place?" inquired a chum. "What place? Why, 
Amerongen Castle, of course." "Amerongen! Amerongen!" 
"Yes. Pronounce it slowly. Am-e-rong-en ! I'm a wrong 'un! 
See?" 

"That 'ere Sammy's an educated toff from 'Arvard," 

said Tommy Atkins, leaning on his spade. "I'm jolly well 
weary of 'is learnin', too, that I am. We're ordered to throw up 
trenches along the Marne, and as 'e picks up 'is spade, th' 
bloomin' college blighter says, says 'e, "Well, Tommy, come 
on; it looks like we're infra dig!' And wot I says is, 'Blarst a 
college education, anyhow, eh?" — Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

At the movies an old couple sat through a picture that in- 
cluded a cattle "round-up" in which the dust rose in clouds from 
the parched ground. The old lady began to cough, and her hus- 
band nudged her. "Don't cough, Annie! Can't you see you're 
disturbing the other folks?" His wife looked at him apolo- 
getically over her handkerchief, smothering a spasm. "I can't 
hdp it, Ephraim. Dust always tickles my throat!" — Every- 
body's Magazine. 



There's beauty in the thunder's roll 

And in the ocean's roar. 
I'd rather hear a ton of coal 

That hits the basement floor. 

— Washington Star. 

"So you were in the battle of the Marne?" "Yes, 

ma'am," replied the tramp. "What can you tell me about that 
great fight?" "Not a word ma'am. I'm on my honor not to 
reveal a thing I saw or did. That's a very strict military rule." 
— Detroit Free Press. 

Amos J. Cummings and Ernest Jarrold were once in a 

pilot-boat during a great storm. The former lay on a bunk, 
intently reading. The boat gave a fearful lurch, and careened 
until it seemed that she must turn completely over. "This is 
awful, Amos!" said Jarrold. "I'm going to put on a life-pre- 
server, for the boat can't stand it many minutes longer." "Oh, 
keep quiet, and let me read, Mickey!" said Cummings, never 
lifting his eyes. "The men on this boat draw a regular salary 
to keep her afloat!" — Saturday Evening Post. 



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in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
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SUMMONS (Divorce) 

In the Supeilor Couii of the State of California in and for the City ■mil 

i ' .unty of San Fi anclsco No. 9 I0S . . 
FRED ii. LOWER, Flalntift vs. I. II. MAN LOWER, Defendant, 

Action brought in the Superioi ''unit of the State of Calif La in and 

for the I'll'-' and Counts of San Francisco, and the c plaint filed in the 

office "i' the Count;* Cleik of said Cits and C ity, 

The Feople of the State of California Sen I Greeting to: 
i.n man u iWER, I efendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRE 1 ") to appear In an action brought against 
you by the above-named Plaintiff In the Superior Court of the State of 
California, in and for the »'ty and tvur.iv of San Francisco, and to 
answer the Con plaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the Hay 
of service) aftftr the seivkc on you of this summons, it' seived within 
this City ami County; or If served elsewhere within thiitv days. 

'.''he siid action brought to obtain n judgment and decree of th's Court 
dissolving the bonds <<r matri -ony now existing between plaint*. ft and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's w'l* ' <i ■■■--.■>{■ nlsn 1*01 general 
relit f. as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which speci 
reference is hereby made. 

And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
above iequired, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any moneys 
or damages demanded in the Complaint 'is aris'ng unon contract, or will 
apply to the Court for any other relief demanded In the Complaint. 

GTVEN under my hind and the sell of the Superior Court of the State 
of California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, this 11th 
day of December. A. D., 191S. 

(Seal) H. I. MTTLCRBVY, CleiU. 

By L. J. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
MrPIKE & MURRAY, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 

332 Pine Street. San Francisco. 

12-28— 10-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the C'ty and 

County of San Francisco. — No. 02560. Tept. No. 15. 
ESTHER E. EASTMAN, Plaintiff, vs. HARVEY W. EASTMAN. Defend- 
ant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said City and County. 

The People of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
HARVEY W. EASTMAN, Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY" DIRECTED to appear and answer the complaint 
in an action entitled as above, brought against you in the Superior Court 
of the State of California, in and for the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, within ten days after the service on you of this summons — if served 
within this City and County; or within thirty days if served elsewhere. 

And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or 
damages demanded in the complaint as arising upon contract or will apply 
to the Court for any other relief demanded in the complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Superior Court at the City 
and Countv of San Francisco, State of California, this 2d dav of October. 

A. I K. 101S. 

(Seal) H. I. MITLCREVY, Cierk. 

By L. .1. WELCH. Deputy Clerk. 
AUGUSTIN C. kkaxe, Attorney for Flalntiff. 
901-8 Hearst Bldg., San Francisco. Cal. 

12-14— 10-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the City and 

County of San Francisco. -No, 9077R 1 ept 7. 
MARGARET KNOTT. Plaintiff, vs. KENNARD KNOTT, Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
,,11,. .,1 i he 1 Jounl j Clerk of Bald 1 !lty and < !ounty. 

The People of the State of California Send Greeting to; 
KENNARD KNOTT, Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to ippi 11 in in action brought against 

Lbove- named Plaintiff in the S >url of the state of 

nla, in and f<>r the City and County of San Pram Isco, and to answer 

; 1 1 ni tiled therein within ten d islve of the day of 

■ after the service on you of this summons, if served within this 

City and County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days 

The said action is brought to obfc lecree of this 

dissolving the bonds of matrlmonv now existing bet* 
and defendant, on the grounds of defendant's wilful negleci and wilful de- 
sertion, also for general relief, as will more fully appear In the Complaint 
■ 
And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the ^aid Plaintiff will tak.' Judgmenl oney or 

■ es demanded In thi as arising ui I or will apply 

t( for any other relief demanded li plaint 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the E Ity and 

coumv of San Francisco State of Callfom! day of July, A. D. 

1919 

H. I MT'LCREVY. Clerk. 
B> I. J. WELCH. Deputy '*ierk. 

CRAS. s PEBRY, Attorney for Plaintiff. 

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The 43rd session of the California Legislature came to 

a close last week, and what was expected of it, was accom- 
plished: Nothing. 

And while reading of the doings of our Assembly and 

Congress, we were tempted to say: Do not talk politics, talk 
sense! 

Where is the Municipal Opera House, the "gift" of 

generous citizens? The structure, no doubt, is one of those 
Castles in Spain. 

There was a drop in the prices of meats in the Chicago 

Exchange. But as there is no leakage over there, the drop has 
not been felt in the retail markets. 

German peace delegates, to the Paris conference, are in 

favor of full publicity of all proceedings. Don't blame them. 
The sooner they know of their fate, the better. 

When the Portuguese have declared themselves for a 

monarchy, there must be a reason. In eight years of republican 
life they learned that a king is better than a jack ( — ass). 

Up-to-date, scientific methods of adjusting claims, called 

by the ignorants "Red Tape," prevented the payment of $82,000 
for over one year, to the builders of the Twin Peaks tunnel 

We are asking ourselves, why are our soldiers fighting in 

Russia. Ask our boys at Archangel. They will tell you that 
they are fighting because the Bolsheviki are attacking them. 

We know too much. But even so, we have much to 

learn. By instance, what the Canadians have decided to do: 
To deport all alien enemies who are dangerous to the public 
welfare. 

Some desperate characters have taken advantage of the 

"flu" masks, to hold up people. And some policemen took ad- 
vantage of the same, to frighten citizens into buying tickets for 
their annual ball. 

The immaculate superintendent of the Illinois Anti- 
Saloon League, said that his program calls for a dry world by 
1930. He thinks, no doubt, that the world is as tame as this 
United States of ours. 

Jesse G. M. Glick, who holds a highly responsible posi- 
tion with San Francisco's biggest music firm, is fast becoming 
famous as a song-writer. His latest contribution to the follies 
of the times is "My Dreamy Little Lotus Flower. That she is 
some "lotus" your ears will admit. 

The S. F. Grand Jury has cleared District Attorney 

Fickert and all other officials, of all the blame put on them by 
the celebrated Densmore's dictagraph exposure. Furthermore, 
it is charged that officials of the United States Government, 
have deliberately failed to substantiate the charges preferred. 
We think that the Grand Jury, was not strong enough in its 
language. 



It is said that talk is cheap. But when the master barbers 

of _ San Francisco had a little talk the other day, about a further 
raise in the already high cost of haircutting and skinning, we 
had to think otherwise. 

— - — The strike of fifty thousand men in Buenos Ayres, Ar- 
gentine, is all over. The government didn't appoint committees 
to discuss terms. It appealed to the old South American 
methods of lead and bayonets. 

While the wine and liquor industries are being killed by 

the so-called reformers and "Saints;" the moonshiners of boot- 
leggers are getting ready to start into business, which proves 
that nothing perishes on earth. 

The inventors of "Esperanto" expected that their lan- 
guage should become universally accepted and spoken. Now 
we are missing the opportunity of learning said "language." 
It would be the only way for the Paris conferees to understand 
each other. 

Sentimentalities or misunderstanding, are compelling 

the Senate Military Affairs Committee to try to reform military 
justice. They claim that some of our soldiers have been the 
victims of courtmartials ; but forget that discipline is essential 
in the Army, especially in war time. 

One hundred million dollars have been voted by Con- 
gress to feed hungry neutrals of Europe; and not one cent to 
feed our disbanded soldiers and their families. The honor- 
able "representatives" of the people, have forgotten that char- 
ity begins at home. 

No words could speak of the pride with which the own- 
ers of stores, shops and offices, displayed their Service Flags. 
One star for each man who joined the colors. And now that 
the boys are back, the stars will remain in the flags, and none 
are getting their jobs back. 

Next week we will see the best automobile show we ever 

had in this city. It will be a great show. The manufacturers 
will show their best cars ; the women their best clothes and mil- 
linery; the rich their bank rolls; and the average people their 
inability to buy those cars. 

We can't believe that a fool is born every minute. We 

think that at least one hundred arrive in this world every 
second. Otherwise, how could Professor Isherwood and many 
other San Francisco clairvoyants and fortune-tellers have such 
e and well paying patronage? 

Governor Stephens was of the opinion of appointing 

a committee to help the California disbanded soldiers, getting 
work. The members of the committee are to serve without 
salaries; but will dispose of $50,000 a year for expenses. Bet 
ten to nothing that there will be hundreds of patriotic citizens 
;titer those payless jobs! 

If we are not mistaken, a law was passed three years 

ago, to move the State Normal School to the California Build- 
ing at the Exposition ground. Nothing of the sort has been 
done so far. That building is in a delapidated condition; and 
possibly they are waiting for the walls to collapse, before they 
start moving the school to such "central" and lovely place. 

Frank Jordan, secretary of State for California, is a live 

one. The night Frank was first elected to his position he did 
not have a dollar to his name and had to borrow to get to San 
Francisco. We do not believe he has anything much yet. But 
that farewell dinner of his to the grape with all of the fairies 
from San Francisco present, must have been a hummer. We 
are feeling kind of bad that Frank didn't invite us. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1919 



Facts, Color and Thoughts — Mostly Local 

By Billee Glynn 



Becoming Too Moral. 

It was to be expected that the war would bring back all the 
garden virtues — -but whoever imagined it would bring prohibi- 
tion. Now there is a move on to lengthen the girls' skirts. 
Really, if we keep going downward like this we will be digging 
a grave and burying ourselves in it. Must the world be run 
according to an old man's indigestion, and lovely seventeen and 
Venus-limbed twenty-one be ushered down the barren tunnel of 
austerity by de rigueur madames, lost to figure and temptation 
and determined on sanctity because it is all they have left. It 
is really too bad we had Plymouth forefathers, or that there's 
a Plymouth Rock, or anything there but sand. Sand is mobile 
at any rate. It washes out to sea and in again. But the virtues 
extolled by Moses are not supposed to wash and that is prob- 
ably why they appear so gloomy. 

Personally, the writer would prefer to be anything than 
good. Its so dull being good — besides it never happens. The 
ascetic and reformer either makes money out of it, or has had 
his fling and has no fling left. It is one of the commonest 
traits of human nature to disapprove and take the stump against 
that of which it is no longer capable. Our virtues, nearly all 
came to us in this way and some of our dramatic critics. The 
golden dreams of youth are bound by the hair-ropes of gray- 
beards. And the free, wild pagan music of life is set aside for 
a flat-ironing of the church organ. 

Sometimes a man needs a drink to clear his eyes. It brings 
back the color into the game. He is tired and jaded, and feels 
like a jitney at a Y. M. C. A. donation. The animal is as meek 
in him as a pawn-broker's customer. 

Regarding Mildred, or whoever she may be, her womanhood, 
mellow as melting June, has no longer any significance for him. 
Spiked like a toad with the spear of the humdrum, what he 
requires at such times in neither a religious tract nor glasses, 
but a little cocktail that will glide straight to his heart, and set 
the orchestra down there playing something besides the na- 
tional anthem. 

But where will he get it after June 30th next? Think of the 
national holiday being turned into arid desert. Roosevelt can 
thank his stars that he is dead. The people who stayed at 
home and pointed to liberty buttons are out to prune this part 
of the North American continent to the moral dimensions of a 
New England village. 

"The boys" are to be "saved" during demobilization and 
afterward, — meanwhile "the boys," who underwent the expe- 
rience of being "saved" in France by the Y. M. C. A., are look- 
ing for jobs and little is being done for them. Will not some 
real moralist who clears his throat with water rise now and 
move a remedy. If these young men were good enough to fight 
for civilization in France, then what kind of a civilization is it, 
that does not take care of them upon their return? Canada 
has given 300 acres of land and a loan of $2,500 to every re- 
turned soldier — what is the United States going to do, also the 
California Assembly and Senate who spent the last session 
twirling their thumbs. 

Gradually as they have become accustomed to more laws 
men have become greater nonentities. The last mold of civil- 
ization in its present trend, when nothing is left to reform, will 
be as juiceless as a cracked cup. Everything will have ran out 
of it but the dregs. 

The fact that the United States is a young country is no ex- 
cuse for its queerly-adopted role of ultra-goodness. Youth, on 
the contrary, always desires its fling. And if it doesn't have it, 
grows up into a grouch. 

There is no use of every family in the country determining 
that one of its members must be president, now that Wood- 
row Wilson is being made a King in Europe. Said member of 
family would enjoy himself much more as a good foxtrotter. 
Let us have music and the love in a woman's eyes while we 
are here and the unforgettable things of emotion even if we 
have them with a little less money and so-called morality. 
Don't be afraid of youth — leave it alone and it is always 



clean — its very instinct is cleanliness. 

A girl dons a short skirt that reveals a prettily turned limb. 
Well, at least, she is deceiving no one. Or she wears a dress 
that leaves bare — as a rose offers itself to spring — the melody 
of throat melting to bust — and what on earth could be half so 
wonderful? Should she be ashamed of her sex — what for? 

Sex is the most powerful and prevalent force in the world. 
It is a glorious thing leading on to new illimitable life we can 
only sense — to mentally that will be god-like and supreme. 

Women represent the allure of existence — without which man 
would have long since perished. If she wears anything at all, 
a woman's garb should sing a little — that inevitable opening 
movement of a sonata — and to accomplish this it is quite neces- 
sary for her to suggest the lines and fascinations she possesses. 
Women without figures should overdress for the opposite 
reason. 

As for male attire it reminds us of the eternal English tea. 
Why man should have stuck his sometimes attractive extrem- 
ities into the shroud-like sacks commonly known as "pants," 
with the intention of keeping them there till the apple-tree 
blooms again in Eden, is altogether beyond our comprehension. 

© © © 
War After Peace. 

Will war marriages bring peace divorces. If to act in haste 
is to repent at leisure, then we can look forward to the greatly 
increased activity of Judge Graham. During war days the 
dance room at the St. Francis of a night was so crowded with 
adoring glances that there was scarcely room for the orchestra. 
No one cared whether it was a waltz or a shuffle. At the Palace 
it was the same. Sentiment permeated everyone like an Orien- 
tal perfume. Youthful milady came down to the breakfast 
table with the bright aspect of ushering forth a hero. Now it 
seems to have all blown away. The weddings where the heroes 
have returned or never went at all, are settling down to the 
regular form of disagreement. Life out of the trenches is such 
a difficult thing. Yet if poetry were good during the war days 
why not now. Beauty is always wonderfully worth having and 
holding. 

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Me No Gamble. 

The Chinese lotteries have closed down till after the China 
New Year. This latter they celebrate as long as their money 
lasts. The Chinese in many ways are a superior race. They 
love to gamble and do not grouch when they lose. They make 
it add tremendously to their interest in life. All the police 
forces in existence could not stop a Chinese community from 
gambling, and the average police body prefer to collect an easy 
revenue rather than attempt suppression. In fact, it is alleged, 
the San Francisco police force are heavy players themselves. 

A Chinese lottery ticket is an ingenious thing. There is a 
terrible percentage against you — but they will pay if you win. 
The Chinaman is honest. He pays his debts every new year, 
even if he has to start the year "broke." He carries a great 
many things behind his silence, which the white race, who are 
never silent, know nothing about. 

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Victims. 

Ten to one your groceryman is a Greek — one of those Greeks 
who looks like a brigand and is one. His demeanor is mer- 
ciless. His attitude is supremely that of "nothing is likely to 
go down." The price of prunes grown in California makes 
your ears wag. Raisins, common raisins, have began to asso- 
ciate with dollar pieces. Butter is so high that the honest cow 
will no longer look one in the face. 

A sardine has advanced itself to the prominence of a whale. 
Cheese is doled out to you in a thinness that scarcely holds to- 
gether. Sugar has gone back in sweetness as far as it has gone 
forward in price. The baby cries over the milk — that's all a 
baby can do. And beans, evidently imagining themselves to 
be hot corn on a griddle, have suddenly jumped in the air with 



February 1, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



an acrobatic elasticity never suspected in them before. The 
Greek groceryman is meanwhile dreaming of a vineyard across 
the sea where he will soon be able to settle down with the 
profits he is reaping, and which might be fairly cut in two. Be- 
cause the American public has stood for so much there seems 
to be an idea that it will stand for anything. 

© © © 
Maynard Dixon Exhibit. 

The present exhibition of new canvases by Maynard Dixon 
at Helgesen's on Sutter Street is worthy the attention of the 
buying public. Moreover the pictures are nearly all small in 
size and the prices very reasonable, making the possession of 
one of these works of art possible, almost to anyone. 

© © © 
A Little Mistake. 

Mr. Giuseppe Jollain, artist teacher of the violin, is not dead, 
but, on the contrary, is still smoking his favorite cigarette. It 
was the son of the former painter of similar name who suc- 
cumbed to the "flu." He was also a violinist and a charming 
boy. 



THE NATURAL ON THE STAGE. 

By Nath. Anderson. 

It is not strange that the soulful vagaries of the Impression- 
ists, Post-Impressionists or Cubists have found an unfertile 
field as yet on the stage, especially as applied to the spoken 
drama. Since the passing of the Classic, the stage people has 
imbued its public with the aspect of realism and naturalism. 

The one big thing about acting is being "natural." The 
audience's criticism of an enjoyable dramatic representation, 
comedy or serious, is a measure of its naturalness. It is "quite 
natural," "very natural," or "so natural." 

The novice is admonished by his relatives to continue to con- 
duct himself as is his wont amongst them. Prepared by this 
suggestion, he steps on the stage, but nevertheless finds he has 
faults to overcome. The director strives to eliminate the 
artificiality and staginess of the beginner, who in seeking to 
obey and in attempting to copy the experienced actors as he 
sees them apply themselves now, and as he remembers them 
from the front, becomes confused and shaken in his precon- 
ceived method, or rather discovers he totally lacks method. 

If all he has to do is to act himself, or simply imagine that 
he is acting another individual, why is his task so difficult? 
Why are the net results of his previous study so embarrassingly 
dull and uninteresting? 

Because he has been hitherto wrong, because in the real test 
he does not know exactly what he is doing. 

He grasps then a little of the truth; that it is one thing to 
be at home in the expression of his own thoughts and emotions, 
but that his position is surprisingly different portraying the 
arbitrary thoughts of another, regulated and checked at every 
turn by the atmosphere, tone and spaced technique of a well- 
constructed play. 

If the tyro is blessed with intelligence, he has been given a 
salutary pause, and he thinks. But he is bound to conclude 
wrongly for a good while. In one case out of a hundred he 
may almost hit the mark. It is the "art" of being natural, he 
surmises. Not quite this. It is the art of appearing natural. 

And when you use this last phrase, don't forget the word art, 
which means to be interesting, to embellish, to know how to 
use and control your imagination for the best possible effect. 

How much an actor depends on sound and flexible tones, the 
handling of his body, the eye-filling attractiveness of his atti- 
tudes are all contributory to the result that goes over the foot- 
lights. 

His intelligence is a thing apart from his talent, though very 
needful to become great. 

Seldom does a director instruct an experienced player to be 
only natural. If he did so often, he would lose his own job for 
incompetency. He uses another language and gets down to 
the business of the scene. He might talk that way to a be- 
ginner, but for no other reason than to hypnotize him from the 
useless efforts of the uninitiated. 

To be freely motived — unaided by art — to express thoughts 
not born of one's own emotions, is a feat scientifically impos- 
sible. 



MANY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AT FAIRMONT. 

With its many social activities and the "Victory Convention" 
of the City Federation of Women's Clubs, the Fairmont Hotel 
has been the scene of even more than usual life this week and 
for the coming week there promises to be no diminution in the 
gayetiesof the popular hostelry "at the top of the town." 

The nightly dances in Rainbow Lane serve to attract hun- 
dreds of devotees of terpsichore and the varied entertainment 
offered by the Follies includes several novelties of a high 
order. Vanda Hoff's "Dance of India," to the music of Rimsky- 
Korsakow's "Chanson Indoue," delightfully sung by Miss Eva 
Clark, has created an artistic sensation and will be continued by 
request, while on Monday night Miss Pauline Arthur, a clever 
singing comedienne, will make her first appearance in a num- 
ber of bright specialties. "Carnival Night," every Friday, 




irah Ethel Preble. Who WtQ Interpret Zuni Indian Songs 
and Dances at the Fairmont Hotel Next Thursday Afternoon. 

brings an unusually merry throng. Mme. Elviera Wynne, lyric 
soprano and a sister of Herman Heller, the well-known violin- 
ist, will be the vocalist at the Fairmont Lobby Concert this 
Sunday evening, when Rudy Seiger and his excellent orchestra 
will discourse a particularly pleasing program. 

Next Thursday afternoon Miss Zarah Ethel Preble will in- 
terpret the ceremonial songs and dances of the Zuni Indians of 
North America in Rainbow Lane. For many years Miss Preble 
has been a close student of the customs and traditions of the 
Zunis and she is said to present a novel and pleasing entertain- 
ment. 



In the lobby of the Stewart Hotel a woman remarked 

to a friend who was here from Seattle — "Have you been at 
Fred's?" "No." replied the other, "who is Fred and what do 
you get there?" The first woman explained — "I mean Fred 
Solari's. they set there the best 60c luncheon you ever ate and 
the jazz music sweeps you off your feet. Their dinner is an art 
all by itself. 



A little girl, peering between the uncut leaves of a book 

naively asked her mother: "How do they get the printing in 

there 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1919 



Things That Matter 



By Charles F. Adams 



One of the most important pieces of liti- 
The Harbor Bill, gation ever introduced in the Legislature, 
so far as the welfare of San Francisco is 
concerned, is the Civic League Harbor Bill. 

San Francisco's commercial existence depends upon the de- 
velopment of its harbor. 

This bill proposes to take the management of the harbor from 
the State Harbor Commissioners and place it in the hands of 
a commission appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco, the 
outstanding bonds are to continue to be a liability against the 
State until fully paid for. The transfer of control from the State 
to the City is gradual and does not become complete until sev- 
eral things have been done. 

In the first place the present Board is to remain in office, 
every two years one member is to be replaced by a member 
appointed by the Mayor. This places it beyond the power of 
any one administration to control the appointment of the mem- 
bers. In the second place the San Francisco Charter must be 
amended so as to authorize the transfer and to vest the man- 
agement of the port in the hands of the Harbor Commissioners, 
instead of in the hands of the Board of Public Works, as would 
otherwise be the case. In the next place the people must vote 
for a Charter Amendment placing harbor bonds outside of the 
15 per cent limit permitted by law, and finally the City must 
see that the present outstanding bonds — many of which have 
from forty to seventy years to run — are paid in full, before the 
City receives a deed to the waterfront from the State. 

It is proposed to authorize the commission to employ a man- 
ager for the port at a large salary and place in his hands the 
executive management and development of the harbor. 

In January, 1906, the Federated Harbor Improvement Asso- 
ciation was formed and after a study of harbor conditions 
recommended that San Francisco should acquire and develop 
its harbor, and a bill along these lines was subsequently intro- 
duced, but owing largely to the opposition of the State Harbor 
Commission was defeated. 

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce favors the prin- 
ciple of municipal ownership and control, but has permitted 
itself by reason of present advantages of State control to post- 
pone the initiation of measures providing for the transfer. This 
has been the position and attitude of the Chamber of Com- 
merce for the past ten years — believing that it is advisable to 
get the credit of the State for all bond issues in order to insure 
a lower interest charge, and a more rapid sale of the bonds upon 
the theory that the rest of the State will at all times be ready 
and willing to vote all bond issues necessary for the proper de- 
velopment of San Francisco's Harbor, and that the State will be 
willing to turn over the Harbor to San Francisco whenever 
asked to do so. 

The danger is that San Francisco is at the mercy of the rest 
of the State. If the people of the State should refuse to vote 
the bonds necessary for future improvements or a future Legis- 
lature should refuse to vote the transfer of harbor control to 
San Francisco, we would be absolutely helpless. 

While the Chamber of Commerce cannot conceive of our 
rivals voting our commercial destruction, yet who is there who 
can give assurance for how any people or Legislature will 
act or vote in the future. Is San Francisco to risk its future 
commercial existence upon such assurances? I say most em- 
phatically — No. Already we have proof of what we may ex- 
pect. One bond issue for the development of San Francisco's 
Harbor was defeated. It was only by a strenuous and expen- 
sive campaign of education that the last bond issue was 
adopted. Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego and Long Beach, 
were given their harbors a few years ago without any strings. 
Now we have to submit to all kinds of difficult conditions, and 
it is doubtful if we can secure municipal control. How much 
more difficult and doubtful will it be in the future! How long, 
Oh, San Francisco, shall you be held in bondage. 

On September 9th, 1911, the writer published an article over 



his signature in the San Francisco Call (then a morning news- 
paper), emphasizing the importance of the immediate and con- 
tinuous development of the Port of San Francisco. Those state- 
ments apply exactly to the present situation and I will there- 
fore quote and reiterate them : 

"San Francisco is essentially a seaport city, the waves of the 
Pacific, which wash its shores distribute commerce to over 
400,000,000 people upon the other side of the ocean." 

"San Francisco unquestionably has the largest, the safest, 
the most convenient and the best harbor upon the Pacific coast. 
Just as land without houses is useless for habitation, so a har- 
bor without dockage and warehouse facilities is almost value- 
less as a commercial asset." 

"Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego, are without 
the natural advantages possessed by San Francisco. But what 
nature has failed to provide they are willing to construct. Not 
only are they enthusiastically planning harbors, but they mean 
to equip them with modern docks, slips, basins and ware- 
houses." 

"The shore line of Oakland is so shallow that ships can land 
only at a few wharves that have been built far out into the 
water. With a bold stroke that seems to partake almost of 
egotism the city has set about to create a breakwater about 
a mile from the shore line and extending from the Southern 
Pacific ferry to the Key Route ferry. Between this breakwater 
and the shore the water is to be pumped out and the land filled 
in solidly." 

"San Diego, being the first to be reached from the Panama 
canal, is spending large sums of money in improving its harbor 
and its wharf facilities in the hope of capturing a large portion 
of the canal commerce." 

"Los Angeles has recently annexed a strip of territory 17 
miles long, so that the City of Los Angeles now touches the Pa- 
cific Ocean at San Pedro Bay. The City is also putting on this 
strip of land four tracks, so that cars can run along the City to 
the ocean-going vessels at San Pedro and then back to Los 
Angeles, where they connect with the great trans-continental 
railroads." 

"Little by little these cities are fighting for rates and terri- 
tory, and be it said to their honor, they fight hard, and fight 
systematically." 

"Their nearness to New York and to the Panama Canal will 
also be a big factor in their favor." 

"A comparison between Liverpool and London amply justi- 
fies the expenditure of large sums of money upon harbor im- 
provements. London about 10 years ago abandoned its policy 
of anticipating the future. About the same time Liverpool be- 
gan to make elaborate and extensive improvements to accom- 
modate a much larger commerce than it was then capable of 
handling." 

"The result was that in a few years London, with a popula- 
tion of 6,000,000, had an annual commerce of 17,600,000 tons, 
while Liverpool, with one-ninth the population, acquired a com- 
merce of 16,000,000 tons. Needless to say, London woke up 
to the necessity of meeting the competition of Liverpool." 

"The same situation exists upon the Pacific Coast. San Fran- 
cisco is the metropolis. It needs and by right is entitled to 
the commerce, but if it does not afford adequate facilities the 
commerce will go elsewhere." 

"This business should be sought after. Now is the time to 
send representatives to these foreign and eastern steamship 
companies and interest them in San Francisco. Twenty million 
dollars would be adequate to carry out the plans of the Harbor 
Association." 

"It is time to start something. It is high time that the pent 
up energies and resources of this City should be set to work." 

"Let the Federal Harbor Improvement Association resus- 
ciate itself and see that our whaives are built and that com- 
merce is procured to occupy these wharves." 

Inasmuch as the Federated Harbor Improvement Association 



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still slumbers, let us congratulate the Civic League for under- 
taking this work. 

If the gravity of the situation were realized every San Fran- 
ciscan would demand the passage of a bill giving to San Fran- 
cisco the control of her own harbor. Then the people would 
take a greater interest in the solution of harbor problems and 
realizing that the port charges pay for the harbor improve- 
ments, they would see to it that San Francisco remained the 
commercial metropolis of the West. 



Women played a most heroic part in the 
Married Women, war which has just closed. They furnished 
the Red Cross nurses, and were the main- 
springs in every campaign for securing funds for war purposes. 
Most of all they suffered the pangs of sorrow and deprivation, 
which only wives and mothers are capable of. 

They kept the wheels of industry going while the men were 
away fighting for their homes and firesides. 

But some of them are forgetting their patriotism and are 
now serving themselves. The American soldier is returning 
to find his place taken by a woman and he is told — he that 
fought and bled for his country — is told by his employer, who 
remained at home, and probably enjoyed the profits of war — 
that his services are no longer wanted. 

Ladies — you who have done so nobly — is this right? It is 
your duty to see that the brilliance of your accomplishments 
shall not be tarnished. It is your duty to investigate conditions 
and to see that all women who have taken the place of soldiers 
should surrender those positions to the soldiers who formerly 
held them. Perhaps you are more willing to see that this is 
done than the employers are to do it. At all events it is your 
duty to do your part. 

A single woman, and particularly a widow with children, 
has as much a right if not a better right, than a man to earn 
a living. But there are married women in San Francisco with- 
out dependents who are earning from $80 to $125 per month, 
while their husbands are employed arid are getting from $125 
to $175 per month. 

This isn't right. Cannot something be done about this 
matter? 



The shipbuilders of San Francisco threaten to 
The .Strike, go out upon a strike upon the first of February, 
unless their demands for a basic rate of one dol- 
lar an hour and a half day on Saturday is granted. This matter 
was decided by the United States Wage Adjustment Board 
after an investigation of the claims of the men. The Macy 
Award granted nearly all the demands of the men and fixed 
80 cents an hour as the basic rate for wages for mechanics and 
held that the shipbuilding program made it necessary for the 
men to work Saturday afternoons. 

The Unions choose to repudiate this award, to defy the Gov- 
ernment and to insist that their demands be granted in toto. 
They say their members cannot live on $6.40 a day. 

•The fact is that this matter has been arbitrated. Is it fair 
or honorable that Labor should repudiate the award? Is it 
patriotic that Labor should defy our Government ? Does might 
make right? 

Sincere friends of Labor regret the short-sightedness of the 
leaders in the Iron Trades Council. 

Shall loyal Americans stamp the brand of "injustice" upon 
their Government, or shall they uphold their Government? 

As a result of the Seattle strike the United States Govern- 
ment has cancelled the contracts for thirty boats upon the Pa- 
cific Coast and will place future contracts in the East where 
there are no such industrial conditions as exist here. 

Mr. H. A. Brotherton, Special Industrial Examiner for the 
United States Shipping Board says : 

"California stands to lose $300,000,000 in shipbuilding con- 
tracts, a monthly payroll of $10,000,000 and faces the perma- 
nent closing of shipyards engaged in emergency shipbuilding. 
employing more than 60,000 men, if a general strike is called 
for February 1. or if one or more shipbuilding crafts strike and 
delay the emergency shipbuilding program. 

People of California what do you propose to do about it! 

Labor Union men of California do you propose to permit a 
licals, who are determined at all hazards to bring about 



a clash between Capital and Labor to drag Union Labor into 
an unpopular and an unnecessary strike! 

Why hasn't the press in general the backbone to call a spade 
a spade, and to arouse the general public to the seriousness of 
the situation. There is no necessity for attacking organized 
labor. This is an occasion for protecting unionism against 
itself. Appeal to the level-headed labor man — to his sense of 
fairness — to his patriotism — to see to it that he attends the 
meeting of his union and does not permit himself to be brow- 
beaten by the jeers of the radicals, but that he stand up and 
use his utmost efforts against this fanaticism for strikes which 
is seizing so many of the radical Labor men and that he caution 
deliberation and a just consideration of the situation. 



FLU KILLS CATS. 

Influenza attacks animals as well as man. In the year 1889 
there was a severe outbreak of what veterinary surgeons call 
"pink eye" among horses all through the West of England. 
The disease spread as far north as Glasgow. 

A horse would be quite well one day, but the next its eye- 
lids were swollen, its legs stiff, while it could eat nothing, and 
its temperature was up to 104 degrees. About five per cent 
died. 

A well known doctor wrote at the time to a medical paper 
pointing out the connection between "pink eye" and influenza, 
and predicting an epidemic of human flu, a prophecy which 
was fulfilled to the letter. 

In the following year, 1890, lambs in Kent began to suffer 
from influenza. On one farm near Canterbury not one out 
of five hundred escaped, and at first more than twenty died. 
Skilled treatment saved most of the rest. 

As soon as the lambs recovered, every horse upon this farm 
was seized with influenza, and after that the farmer, his wife, 
his son and his servants all caught the infection, and were laid 
up with bad attacks of flu. 

As every race-horse owner knows, once flu gets into a stable, 
it generally goes right through. 

Cats are very subject to influenza. In a case reported from 
Croydon a cat caught the disease from its owner who was laid 
up. The cat always slept on the end of his bed. He got the 
flu on the 7th of January, and the cat developed it on the 16th. 
Dogs sometimes contract flu, but more rarely than cats. Birds, 
however, can get it. In the great epidemic of 1581, it is on 
record that many birds died, while the rest absolutely deserted 
those parts of the country where the disease was at its worst. 



THE DEVIL'S DUE. 

Now that the death warrant of the corner saloon has prac- 
tically been signed the public has awakened to the fact that the 
poor old thing had some good points after all. Like everything 
(and everybody else, for that matter), it wasn't entirely bad; 
in fact, mingled with much that was evil it possessed some 
qualities that almost gave it an excuse for being. 

The corner saloon was the poor man's club. Here he could 
go after the evening meal, away from the noise and turmoil of 
the tenements, meet congenial friends and over a glass of beer 
(or something stronger) discuss the affairs of the nation in the 
cheer and warmth of a well-lighted, steam-heated room. If he 
desired recreation, there were billiard and card tables in the 
rear room and there was always a phonograph or an automatic 
piano if he was musically inclined. The foreigner learned of 
the politics of the country through the men whom he met in 
the saloon. The bartender was a perfect mine of information 
on every subject under the shining sun. 



It was a Pike County woman who indited a note to the 

teacher concerning the punishment of her young hopeful. The 
note ran thus : "Dear Miss : You rite me about whip- 
pin' Sammy. I hereby give you permission to beat him up any 
time it is necessary to learn his lesson. He is just like his 
father — you have to learn him with a club. Pound nolege into 
him. I want him to get it and don't pay no attention what his 
father says. — I'll handle him." — Exchange. 

Mrs. Newlywed: "My husband admires ever 

about me; my voice, my eyes, my form, my hands!" Friend: 
"And what do you admire about r Mrs. Newlywed: 

"His good taste." 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1919 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips 



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By Archer C. Palmer 



"Oh, I just love the sea," exclaimed an effusive young friend 
as we stood on the brow of Russian Hill watching an old 
freighter, silent and mysterious, slip out through the Gate of 
Gold. The sun had dropped below the horizon, but a blaze of 
radiance, fan-shaped, still lightened the western sky and I 
admit that for the moment, as the ship stood in sharp relief 
against the waning glow, the ineffable beauty of the scene was 
excuse enough for a show of enthusiasm. 

But do we love the sea ? Or do we merely love to look at the 
sea? More likely still, are we not the innocent victims of an 
unconscious conspiracy (in which we are all more or less guilty 
of complicity, paradoxical though it may seem), to throw a 
smoke-screen of romance and sentiment about the sea to con- 
ceal from ourselves, if we may, the very baldness of its 
monotony. 

In the days when it was an open question whether the earth 
was built like a box or a baseball, before Columbus had 
clinched the argument with his brilliant egg trick, the imagina- 
tion of those who ventured out on the broad bosom of the sea, 
peopled the apparently endless waters with all manner of 
strange creatures. Those who came back brought weird tales 
of adventure and those who didn't come back furnished the mo- 
tive for still more grotesque imaginings. 

An old sea captain, with whom I became quite intimate on a 
recent trip down the coast from an Oregon port said, during a 
discussion along these same lines, "In those days the sea was 
the great unknown, the inexplicable, the true realm of fancy. 
But as steam displaced the sailing vessels, the element of un- 
certainty, which was the real lure of the ocean, disappeared. 
Even the most remote lands are now mapped, the seven seas 
are charted. The mystery is gone. The sea-going trade is a 
very matter-of-fact business now-a-days. Vessels run for 
months on schedule without mishap of any kind. Even the 
sight of a whale becomes an occasion for excitement. Yes, 
surely much of the old joy of anticipation is gone from the life. 

"And yet," he mused, after a moment of gazing out across 
the never ending undulations, "man with all his safety inven- 
tions and precautionary measures has never quite tamed the 
sea, and perhaps never will. Rather she appears to lend herself 
to his commercial schemes willingly with only an occasional 
outburst of passion to prove that she is still unconquered. Yes, 
in a way she is still the inexplicable. There are few human 
riddles that Father Time does not adequately solve, but he 
meets his match now and then in old Neptune." 

Lowell, after "dozing through a twelve day calm, in mid-At- 
lantic, in mid-August," tells us that the sea is fit only to be 
"looked at from the shore, as mountains are from the plain," 
and after expressing pity for Noah, adds that he had this one 
consolation, that no matter where he landed he was certain to 
get no bad news from home. 

The sea's most ardent admirers are often cured of their 
ecstatic utterances by the first encounter with that bogey man 
of all ocean-going tourists, Mai de Mer. For what profits it them, 
though the sun may sink into the sea in a blaze of glory at the 
same moment that the moon rises up on the opposite horizon 
in a sheen of silvery radiance, if they lie below decks in the 
grip of that horrible nausea, which is not to be described, but 
once experienced is always feared. 

A nature lover whom I know, a dweller-by-the-sea, has 
chosen for his home a cabin in a little cliff sheltered cove where 
the surf beats with a never ceasing murmur of complaint at 
the base of the rocks on either side of the short strip of beach 
that forms a half moon in front of his window. He has never 
lost faith in the sea, though it has been his constant companion 
for many years. 

The marine view, framed between his guardian rocks of 
Gibraltar, has that somber beauty of dull grey sea tones, en- 
trancing for a time, but the very essence of monotony when 
forced on one indefinitely. To the land-ward side the skyline 
is fringed with giant Douglas firs, and I confess that here lies 
the attraction of my friend's home for me. Awakened one 



night by a driving gale, salt laden from the ocean, I found them 
dancing about in a veritable orgy of abandonment, tossing their 
arms and shrieking with delight as the wind darted in and out 
among them. I resolved to rebuke them for this nocturnal rev- 
elry, but next morning they stood with such silent majesty in 
the morning sunlight that my courage failed me. 

Standing at the top of the cliff, watching the surf trace 
delicate pointlace patterns on the beach far below, the Nature 
Lover spoke. "For me the sea, with its many moods, shall 
never lose its charm. Today it is a poem, — tomorrow a sym- 
phony. And to no two persons does the sea ever sing the same 
song. We weave our own individuality into the marinal melody 
just as we read our own philosophy in the lines of a printed 
page. 

"You tire of the sea," he continued, "and no doubt the sea 
tires just as quickly of you." My friend's remarks are barbed 
sometimes but they are impersonal and sincere and one does 
not resent them. As much in reprisal for, as in answer to his 
causticism I replied with some lines that had come to me while 
wandering in the woods that morning: 

In western woods, 'neath whispering pines 
The Spirit of the Forest broods; 
And holds communion there with those 
Who penetrate the solitudes. 

But go thou not with manner bold, 
Demanding, else thy mission fail. 
Her secrets are for patient souls, 
Who worship, rather than assail. 

"Ah yes, you would almost deify your beloved forest," the 
dweller-by-the-sea answered, "and I can quite appreciate your 
devotion, but just imagine your resentment if I snould tell you 
that your idol was cold, unresponsive, that it had no message 
for mankind. You would think me 'out of tune,' not capable 
of hearing the whispered words of the forest, much less of in- 
terpreting them, and that is precisely my answer to you. 

"If you find naught of beauty in the sea," he continued, "the 
fault lies within yourself. He who libels the universe because 
it does not conform to his own ideas of what a world should be. 
is like the soldier who accused his entire company of being o 
of step with- him. 

"On your own testimony the secrets of the woods are won 
only by patient r.nd subdued ardor. And likewise the true 
beauty of the sea is revealed only to those disciptes who have 
proven their loyalty and good faith. There are many such as 
you, who ostrich-like bury their head in a mass of work-a-day 
affairs and then complain that there is nothing of value to be 
seen in the world. You forget the sea when other Interests call 
and coming back later are surprised to find that she has for- 
gotten you. It is a part of her inexorable code to give no more 
than she receives, — the true law of justice." 

And yet in spite of my friend's argument and contagious en- 
thusiasm, he only halfway converted his listener, for was not 
the sea there before us, chill and unsmiling, grim and relent- 
less, — heaving incessantly in restless discontent. As we watched 
an unusually large wave broke on the sand and flowed far up 
the beach, reaching with covetous fingers toward the little 
cabin at the base of the hill. I frowned. My friend smiled. 
To one it was a threat. To the other a caress. 





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PLyE/ASURD'S WAND 



"Obev no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




San Francisco Symphony. 

The Fourth Popular Concert by the San Francisco Symphony 
Orchestra did not include so many absolutely "sure hits" as 
did the Third — but was highly enjoyable withal. After all the 
final test of a popular concert is in the reaction of the audience, 
and the audience last Sunday waxed enthusiastic about only 
three numbers of the program — and those three the first: The 
ever fresh "Oberon" overture, Sain-Saens' "Danse Macabre," 
and the Massenet "Scenes." In the second instance the ap- 
plause accorded recognition to Mr. Persinger, whose name ap- 
peared upon the program in connection therewith. This device 
always brings applause from the audience of the symphony 
pops — otherwise it was inexplicable, for in spite of the nature 
of the composition, for Mr. 
Persinger's bow, as usual, 
dripped sprupy sentimen- 
tality upon the least or no 
opportunity. 

The Massenet "Neapoli- 
tan Scenes" was the most 
effective number. The pres- 
ent post-war tendency to- 
ward French culture is 
having the effect of giving 
unusual prominence to 
Massenet's compositions. 
His operatic and concert 
works are entitled to more 
frequent presentation than 
they have had, for they 
have a certain color and 
variety, and while not too 
obvious, seem to appeal 
quickly to the public. 
Hertz has shown the good 
judgment to include a Mas- 
senet number upon every 
popular program played 
this year. February 9th 
we are to have the "Le 
Cid" ballet music, and by 
the way, the Fifth Popular 
program is a "regular ag- 
gregation" of sure hits. 

The Coleridge-T a y 1 o r 
"Bamboula" was disap- 
pointing to those who ex- 
pected a tropical negro- 
Spanish flavor. Coleridge- 
Taylor probably missed 
greatness, as many another 
composer has done, by not 
being sufficiently in sym- 
pathy with his own race to 
become its characteristic 
mouthpiece. 

The Tschaikowsky "An- 
dante Cantabile" afforded 
a restful and lyric moment 
of contrast to the livelier 
numbers, and was very 
much enjoyed. The Hell- 

mesberger number was not so descriptive of a ball scene as of the 
corridors of some conservatory during the progress of a violin 
lesson. It was impressive as a demonstration of the remark- 
able unity of ensemble of the violin section— which played as 
one man. 

The vital vivid Spanish Caprice of Rimsky-Korsakow is as 
Russian as it is Spanish. There is something a little too vio- 
lent in the conception, and it lacks, moreover, the polished 
grace and warmth, and that certain defiant melodic sadness that 



Ray Sams ■'•' at Orpheum. 



always links and sustains the dance rhythms of Spain. It was 

played superbly. 

In size the audience showed an improvement over last week's, 

and practically filled the house. 

* • • 

"Someone in the House" At Alcazar. 

It took three men to write the alleged melodramatic comedy 
"Someone in the House." It is supposed to take nine tailors to 
make a man but one man can tailor a good play — as the 
achievements of the theatre attest. 

The fact that Larry Evans, Walter Percival and George 
Kaufman combined their talents on this play might lead the 
expert in multiplication to announce that it is three times as 

good as any melodramatic 
comedy that we have had 
in many a season. As a 
matter of simple fractions 
it is not even a third of a 
good play. The action 
drags, the situations are not 
novel, a rehearsal of a play 
and that kind of thing ad- 
ding nothing to stagecraft. 
There are one or two sur- 
prising little twists and 
turns of old situations, but 
the unanimous opinion of 
theatre-goers here is that 
the play is not a worthy 
peg on which to hang the 
talents of the Alcazar stock 
company. 

Walter Richardson a s 
Jimmie Burke, the gentle- 
man thief, does a smooth 
piece of acting that has all 
the finesse of the super- 
burglary gentry made fa- 
mous by novelists and 
playwrights. Miss Bennett 
has a small part which she 
does with appealing charm. 
Clifford Alexander, as the 
limelight loving society 
chap, doing "his bit" by 
writing a play for charity 
and grabbing all the pub- 
licity, has the center of the 
stage much of the time and 
is as asinine as the first 
syllable of the word de- 
mands. It is not his fault, 
but the authors, that he 
grows tiresome. His lines 
are too many and too 
stupid to make for real ap- 
preciation. In fact, the 
play is all littered up with 
people who do not add zest 
to counter plot, but just 
plug in holes in the action. 
The Alcazar company does 
its best — and that we have every reason to know is better than 
most companies, but even the skill and art of such a company 
cannot overcome the shortcomings of the playrights. 

• • • 

The Orpheum Has Good Bill. 

The Orpheum gait for this week is the usual vaudeville 
stride. The program sets no new standards for excellence, but 
on the other hand, it does not lag behind the times. 

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Cellist, who is well known and much appreciated by vaudeville 
patrons. Unlike spurious artists, Elsa Ruegger does not cap- 
tion herself in extravagant language. She writes herself down 
on the program as "One of the World's Greatest Cellists." The 
lesser artists always claim the greater distinction and cellists 
of less repute all style themselves as "The World's Greatest." 
Miss Ruegger has with her Grace Marcia Lewis, a young girl 
with a beautiful voice but no personality and no gift of singing 
her way into the hearts instead of the ears of the audience. Miss 
Ruegger is as distinguished looking as ever and might pose for 
a picture of "The Aristocrat at the Cello" in her cloth of steel 
gown with her hair simply brushed back to show the widows 
peak and her face devoid of excess stage makeup. 

The "Only Girl," a compressed musical comedy, the music 
by Victor Herbert and the book by Henry Blossom, amuses 
the audience because it has for its theme the ever popular con- 
trast between bachelor joys and marital discomforts — with all 
the dice loaded against marriage! Of course no one enjoys 
this more than happily married people — and the Orpheum au- 
dience is made up of them, judging by the shrieks of apprecia- 
tive laughter over the hardships endured by the foolish bene- 
dicts who have exchanged bachelor bliss for "The Only Girls." 
Frank Harrington, who sings the lead is a handsome chap, and 
the supporting company is adequate to the demands of the 
comedy. 

Jim and Marion Harkins have a song patter which gets by — 
with no particular credit to Marion. In fact even a champion 
of the ladies would have to admit that Jim is the "scream" of 
the act. 

Florenz Ames and Adelaide Winthrope have what they call 
a Thumbnail Revue, and they frankly admit that they called 
it that because it was neither Thumbnail nor Revue. 'However, 
it is a novelty and makes a great hit. Ames presenting ,i picture 
of the "Queen of the Fairie" which would make any mother give 
her child a dose of medicine to prevent further nightmare! He 
is eccentric to the brink of the unpleasant, but funny withal 
and the audience loves the act. 

Marguerite Farrell sings some songs in a lively and enter- 
taining way and gets full measure of applause for her work. 
Clara Barry likewise does some ditties as an opener for the 
program. Sylvia Bidwell and her company are still showing 
the spectacular melodrama "The Forest Fire," which never 
losses its thrills. 



Hertz Sunday Concert With the Duo-Art. — Harold Bauer's 
interpretation of Saint-Saens' Concerto in G Minor, as recorded 
on the Duo-Art piano, which created such a sensation on Fri- 
day, will be given again in accompaniment with the San Fran- 
cisco Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Hertz conducting, on Sun- 
day afternoon, February 2, in the Curran Theatre. In addition 
to this remarkable feature, the entire program of Friday will 
be repeated, though at prices appreciably lower than those ob- 
taining at the Friday event. For the orchestra alone Hertz will 
offer Tschaikowsky's masterful Overture-Fantasia, "Romeo and 
Juliet," based on the Shakespearean tragedy, and Mozart's 
finest symphonic expression, the tender and wistful Symphony 
in G Minor. The Harold Bauer interpretation of the Saint- 
Saens Concerto, as recorded on the Duo-Art piano, has been de- 
clared by the great virtuoso to be even more perfect than any 
performance he might give of the work, for the record was 
gone over carefully and corrected, and all the nuances were 
reproduced with extraordinary fidelity. Louis Persinger will 
make his first appearance as soloist this season at the fifth 
"pop" concert, announced for Sunday afternoon, February 
9th , at the Curran Theatre. Louis Persinger's superb 
violinistic art will be disclosed at its finest at the coming 
occasion in the Romance and Finale, a la Zingara, from the 
D Minor Concerto of Wieniawski. Alfred Hertz has contrived 
the following enticing feast of light masterpieces for the orches- 
tra alone, supplementing Persinger's offering, for the fifth 
"pop" concert: "Military March," Schubert; "Funeral March of 
a Marionette," Gounod; Overture, "Mignon," Thomas; Entr. 
Acte Rigaudon from the dramatic idyll, "Xaviere," Dubois; 
"Humoresque," Dvorak; Intermezzo from "Naila," Delibes; 
Ballet Music from "Le Cid," Massenet; Waltz, "On the Beauti- 
ful Blue Danube," Johann Strauss. Prospective concert-goers 
are urged to make early ticket reservations at Sherman, Clay 
& Co.'s box-office. 



Alcazar Theatre. — "Mother Carey's Chickens" to have its 
first San Francisco production at the Alcazar next week, com- 
mencing at the Sunday matinee, will bring joy and gladness 
to thousands of young and old, who were moved to laughter 
and tears by Kate Douglas Wiggin's lovable domestic story of 
optimistic good cheer which rivaled her "Mrs. Wiggs" as a 
phenomenal best seller. Every reader, young and old, who 
found it a delight, between covers, will be glad to see the vis- 
ualization in flesh and blood of its quaint, humorous and human 
New England characters, including the adorable Nancy, an 
ideal part for Belle Bennett — and handsome Tom Hamilton, 
a magnetic role for Walter P. Richardson, who has come into 
sweeping popularity as the sincerest, most artistic young player 
the Alcazar has discovered in many a season. Other charac- 
ters, fascinating in candor, simplicity and lovableness are the 
cheery philosopher "Osh" Popham and his eccentric wife, and 
"Lallie Joy" and dear old Aunt Chadwick, with the cute and 
cunning brood of chickens, that brave, beautiful widowed 
Mother Carey guards through poverty and privation into the 
sunshine of prosperity. Mrs. Wiggin has collaborated with an- 
other brilliant woman playwright, Rachel Crothers, in bringing 
to the stage a play of even greater picturesqueness, humor, 
pathos and heart appeal than "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," 
or "Daddy Long Legs." The tremendous business done by 
the latter will be more than equaled by "Mother Carey's 
Chickens," for it is a novelty and in tune with the optimism 
that this period demand. Very soon the Alcazar will give a big 
revival of California's favorite native drama "The Rose of the 
Rancho," by D?vid Delasco and Richard Walton Tully. 

* » » 

Orpheum. — There will be six new acts in next week's bill. 
Rae Samuels "The Blue Streak of Vaudeville" will make her 
annual appearance. This year she brings with her new songs 
and recitations that will surely set a new laugh-making record. 
Lee Kohlmar brings to vaudeville one of the best sketches the 
vaiieties have to offer in "Two Sweethearts." He is ably sup- 
ported by a star cast who assist in unfolding an interesting 
though intricate little American-Jewish family problem. John 
Robinson's Military Elephants, weighing approximately fifteen 
tons, is by far the best act of its kind that has been presented 
to the public. A complete scenic set descriptive of the in- 
terior of a fort with a Red Cross Hospital on the side is ex- 
hibited, and the elephants are seen going into battle. His piano 
playing elephant who accompanies two jazz-dancing elephants 
is one of the most laughable stunts ever staged. Cleveland 
Bronner's "Dream Fantasies" is a lavishly costumed artistically 
arranged terpsichorean surprise. He is assisted by two pretty 
and exceptionally graceful dancers, Ingrid Hunter and Lo- 
retta Lappington, who appear respectively as the Moth and 
the Dream Girl. Jennings and Mack will present "The Cam- 
ouflage Taxi," a Surprise act of an agreeable and amusing 
character, which is an admirable vehicle for wit, humor and 
song. Dan Stanley and Al Birnes will present an original and 
entertaining dancing act entitled "After the Club." The most 
recent series of the Hearst Weekly Motion Pictures will be ex- 
hibited. The only holdovers will be Marguerite Farrell and 
Victor Herbert, and Henry Blossom's musical farce, "The Only 
Girl." 

• » • 

Paul Elder's Gallery. — The last two lectures in the course on 
Oriental philosophies given by Henri Napier Carmer in the 
Paul Elder Gallery will occur on Saturday, February 8th, at 
10:30 A. M. The lecture this week is on the Bhagavah-Ghita, 
including a discussion of the two great Indian epids, the highest 
spiritual elevation attained by Hindu faith, and the science of 
Yoga. The last lecture on the 8th is to be on the subject of 
"Taoism," and will include points on the Tao-Teh King or 
book of the virtues of the Tao, the Doctrine of the Way, the 
Classic of Purity and Rest, a remnant of Atlantean literature. 

This week, February 1st, the "Half Hour" program 
in the Elder Gallery is to be given by Suzanne Everett Throop 
of Mills College, who will discuss "Some Influential Russian 
Writers" — Chekhov, Gorky, Andreyev, Sologub and Artzi- 
bashev, and their connection with revolutionary thought. 

On Saturday the 8th, Professor Perham Nahl of the Univer- 
sity of California, will lecture on "Futurists, Ancient and Mod- 
ern" — a comparison of man's attempt to suggest movement in 
art. 



February 1, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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Society Stocking Up Cellars. 

In polite society one hears more talk of "booze" these days 
than in the era when prohibition seemed the fantastic dream 
of futile cranks. Everyone with a cellar is stocking up and 
down Blingum way the fashionables make no secret of the 
fact that they are doing their best to make the "imprisoned 
laughter of the peasant girls of France" echo as long as there 
is a place to store it. 

All of which is apropos of a funny yarn which has wound its 
way from the peninsula to Pacific Heights and back again. 

There was a quiet little poker party the other week at the 
home of a society woman equally noted for her skill in swing- 
ing a golf club and her poker stroke. Her husband has put 
in one of the finest stocks of wine in these parts and his rare 
vintages are the envy of those who did not begin collecting 
when the collecting was so good. 

© © © 

Bubbles for Poker Stakes. 

One of the women at the party the other day suggested that 
the hostess play for wine instead of money and the instigator 
of the deal was the fortunate one. 

She walked off with, or rather limousined off with six bot- 
tles of the choicest to lay down in her celler with the lesser 
vintage. 

Her husband insisted that the wine must not be kept as a 
hostage against a dry future and that the gracious thing to do 
would be to give a dinner party and invite the donors of the 
choice bubbles. 

The party was pulled off according to form. When the 
wine was served everyone wore the "Now-I-am-Going-to-Have- 
a-Treat" expression. 

© © © 

But it Doesn't Bubble! 

And lo! even the most untutored tippler realized that the 
label was all right but the wine was all wrong. It was sham 
stuff of the most flagrant sort. 

The original owner was mystified to the edge of fury. He 
could hardly content himself through the rest of the evening 
so anxious was he to return home and interview his butler and 
with him ascertain whether the whole shipment was a fraud. 
© © © 

Japanese Butler Responsible. 

The butler is a prize Japanese servant, the envy of the Hills- 
borough set. He informed his master in his best Nipponese- 
Americanus, that it was not necessary to descend into the cellar 
for investigating purposes. He disapproved of Madame put- 
ting up wine for card stakes and when she ordered the bottles 
he simply filled up some empties with some cheap wine that 
he had purchased for a servant's party for the French poilus. 
He was looking out for his Master's interests, and hinted that 
had he known that Master and Madame would be invited to 
partake of the wine he would have regarded the situation dif- 
ferently ! 

Just what "Master" said to him is not recorded in any of the 
tales I have heard, but all agree that it was too good a joke 
to deserve any censure being given. 
© © © 

Vineyards in Both Sides of Cellar. 

While we are wandering around in the vineyards here is an- 
other tale plucked fresh from the grape vines. The Walter 
Martins were about to build a new home down Blingum way 
when the entry of this country into the war put a stop to all 
construction work of a private character. The Martins cheer- 
fully lived in the Whitman place as a part of their war duty, 
and the elaborate plans for the new home were put in the 
archives of some architects office. 

The other night the plans for the house were being discussed 
at a dinner party and in a feeling way that brought salvos of 
laughter Mrs. Walter Martin said, "we must begin right away — 



wouldn't it be a calamity not to get the cellar done before the 
Federal amendment is ratified!" 

Everyone in that set with young people is putting away 
enough to insure bubbles at the wedding feasts, so that their 
children when they fall into their anecdotage may tell their 
children "how grandfather did it." 

© © © 
Mardi Gras Queen Chooses Attendants. 

The Mardi Gras Ball this year is to feature in the pageant 
as never before the younger married set. To be sure the Queen 
has usually been a young married woman with her freshness 
and beauty intact, but still old enough to have the gesture of 
grown up royalty! The queen has usually chosen for her court 
frorn the list of unmarried buds and belles. But this year the 
married set is not amputated from the list of names for attend- 
ants of the dashing Mrs. de Guigne. To the contrary it is well 
represented. Mrs. Robin Hayne, Mrs. William Duncan, Mrs. 
Ward Barron, and Mrs. Cyril Tobin, will with Cara Coleman, 
Ysabel Chase, and Arabella Schwerin, complete the royal con- 
tingent. 

© © © 
Mrs. Andrew Welch Chooses Cadets. 

There will of course be the usual representation of belles in 
other features of the pageant. For example, Mrs. Andrew 
Welch is chairman of the committee responsible for a cadet's 
drill, and in this dashing number, brilliantly costumed, will 
appear the Misses Betty Folger, Constance Hart, Elena Folger, 
Helen Garritt, Evelyn Barron, Coralia Mejia, Anne Peters, 
Marie Louise Winslow, Frances Mathieu, Cornelia Clampett, 
and the Mesdames Paul Fagan, David Le Breton, Samuel Hop. 
kins, Alexander Wilson and Algernon Gibson. 

Rehearsals are already under way and the attendant good 
times punctuate the hard work of the preliminaries. There 
has never been a Mardi Gras Ball that has not filled up the 
lockers of conversation, given a piquant filling for tea cakes, 
furnished up anew old romances, and instigated new ones, put 
a new layer of gossip on the chatter of the hour and peeled off 
the rind of many an old scandal, and this one will of course be 
no exception to the rule. 

The committee in charge of the affair is confronted with 
many new problems for the Civic Auditorium makes it possible 
to operate on so big a scale that the ball can not be planned 
on the old lines and the maximum financial benefit obtained — 
and finance is after all the main object with artistic pageantry 
a by-product. Special efforts are being made to have people 
attend as onlookers, the galleries reserved for these people at 
the modest price of $2.50. The supper concession and the 
various things of that sort are practically all settled, but count- 
less details still crowd the waking and sleeping hours of the 
society women who yearly impose upon themselves the tremen- 
dous task of the Mardi Gras Ball, that little children may have 
free beds in the Children's Hospital. 
© © * 

Auction for Red Cross. 

The Red Cross shop in Stockton Street which has been such 
a financial success decided to quit at the peak load of pros- 
perity, instead of petering out of existence. Therefore the so- 
ciety women who run it decided to auction off the remaining 
things and with all the flourish of a professional auction this 
enterprise will be shoved into the limbo of past successes. 

In order to keep the thing going it took the intensive of 
energies of a large group of women, many of whom gave up 
all their time to the workshops that were conducted in connec- 
tion with the shop, and now that the war is over, it is impos- 
sible to keep volunteer help going at such high speed of pro- 
duction. 

When the auction is over many a woman is going to retire 
to domesticity with all the delight over leisure that any work- 
ir.gwoman in the sweated industries ever felt. 

The Earl of Beaconsfield once said: "The author who 

speaks about his own books is almost as bad as the mother 
who talks about her own children." Fancy what the earl might 
have said had he known the owner of a flivver! 



-Cattle, dogs and horses increase greatly in value after 



being struck by an automobile. 



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February 1, 1919 



How Hindenburg Entered London 

Soon after the military collapse of Russia three years ago, a novel was published in Germany under the title 
"Hindenburg's March into London." It had the greatest sale of any book in Germany, and was devoured by men, 
women, and children alike. It was not regarded as a work of pure imagination, but as an intelligent anticipation of 
events that were bound to come true. In view of present conditions it is amusing to read the final chapter, a transla- 
tion of which is given here. 



The story opens with the description of a million men passing 
through Germany from the East to the Western Front. In a 
short time the British and French armies are wiped out, and the 
coast of France is occupied. Before venturing to cross the 
Channel, however, the British Fleet has to be destroyed. This 
is accomplished quite easily by a fleet of Zeppelins, aided by a 
number of U-boats! Then long-range guns pound Dover and 
Folkestone to pieces, and the German army lands in Britain. 
There is a good deal of fighting between the coast and the Lon- 
don suburbs, but finally the Germans are victorious, and prepa- 
rations are made for Hindenburg's formal entry into the world's 
capital. 



Hindenburg Surveys London. 

In the late hours of the afternoon on the following day the 
invading army hold a stately parade march at Croydon, three 
hours south of London, expecting their Marshal, who has called 
them together for review and short army service before he 
directs their ceremonial entry into London. 

It is a memorable moment when Hindenburg, with his staff, 
comes riding up the hill, and sees from the heights south of 
Croydon the roofs of London for the first time . 

A town of seven and a half millions is lying at his feet. The 
capital of a country which has been able to subaue one-fifth of 
the whole human race, and the extent of whose colonies spreads 
over a surface equal to thirty-two German Empires. This proud 
city that was the world's banking house, the world's exchange, 
the world's wharf, the world's guardian. 

Hindenburg is riding slowly on, and thoughtfully he glances 
at the Canaan of the German dreams of conquest. . . . 

The Entry Into the City. 

The streets and squares round London Bridge Station on the 
following morning are a huge military camp. Soldiers from all 
parts of Germany anxiously await the hour which will make 
history. 

It is "Hindenburg's entry into London!" Our soldiers have 
kept these four words in their hearts as a blessed promise. They 
have scarcely dared to whisper them in the midst of the bat- 
tles, lest luck might have turned aside if they had invoked it 
loudly. 

Hurrah! Hindenburg has entered the station grounds. At 
nine o'clock sharp he mounts his horse. He rides between 
Ludendorff and Count Zeppelin. The battalions unfurl the 
flags. To the strains of the "Entry into Paris" March of 1814 
the troops proceed to London Bridge. 

On this stately Thames Bridge, close up to which even the 
largest ocean steamers may moor, the pace becomes involuntar- 
ily slower, as the eye is anxious to take deep draughts of the 
variegated pictures offered by the view. The soldiers look at 
the riggings of the cargo-boats which have escaped, not with- 
out difficulty, from a dangerous fate, and have come to the 
docks to have the wounds inflicted upon them in the Channel 
by the German submarines attended to. 

Hun Soldiers See St. Paul's. 

Is a forest fire raging down the river? The Zeppelins the 
day before yesterday set fire to the forest of masts and many 
warehouses. Black clouds of smoke, interspersed with sparks, 
set threateningly ablaze the powerful cranes and a few still un- 
damaged warehouses. 

There, on the left bank of the Thames, where clouds of 
smoke are still lowering like a storm over the ruins, the Tower 
had stood for 900 years up to the day before yesterday. One 
of the thirteen 42-c. m. guns had transformed into rubbish and 
ashes this old citadel on the eastern edge of the City. 



The soldiers cast a hasty glance at the lofty dome of St. 
Paul's Cathedral, and now they enter the streets of the City, 
which has been jestingly called the capital of London. German 
military pride swells the breasts of the conquerors of the world 
battle; a cold shudder of awe strikes the veterans in thoughtful 
mood as they become conscious they have been called to wit- 
ness those noble days which mark a turn in the fate of the 
world. Now to the heart of London! 

The goal of the troops is St. James' Park. They cannot reach 
this place by the shortest way, as between Cannon Street and 
Queen Victoria Street a tremendous fire is raging, which de- 
stroys goods worth millions and sends them flying up in black 
clouds of smoke. 

Londoners are Curious. 

The people fight to get on top of the omnibuses. Thousands 
and thousands hurry to have a look at this dismal Hindenburg 
and his guard of Huns. Shame grasps many onlookers by the 
throat, shame makes today many would-be German haters and 
detractors of the Kaiser low-spirited, but greater than the 
shame of the mob is, as always, its curiosity. 

From the Thames the troops have gone through King Wil- 
liam Street, the houses of which are blackened by the dark 
grey London fogs, and the soldiers have not reached the square 
of the world where the traffic is greatest — that ?s to say, the 
square between the Mansion House, the Bank, and the Ex- 
change. 

The German soldiers look with rare pleasure at the machine- 
guns and anti-aircraft guns standing on the roofs of the banks, 
and gaily enter Cheapside; with great noise and shouting, the 
street hawkers offer to the loiterers all their penny articles, for 
the most part small toys and figures supposed to be funny. 

The novelty of this week is "Hindenburg on the Gallows." 
For a penny everyone can execute this annoying hero as many 
times as one likes! Let the London mob take their pleasure in 
childish games, but the cavalry general who yesterday entered 
the town has put a stop to the business of those hawkers. 

In the West End. 

The troops march past the proud St. Paul's Cathedral, and 
soon arrive in Fleet Street and the Strand. 

When the troops enter the Strand the adjutant calls the atten- 
tion of Major Sigwart, who is riding close to him, to the fact 
that there, in a small by-street, the Tsar Peter the Great had 
lived when he went to England to learn the shipbuilding trade 
as a simple dockyard workman. 

It would be a fine parallel, thought the major, ff the King of 
England had some day to enlist as a recruit in a Potsdam by- 
street to study German military science. If King Edward had 
done so, this world war would surely have been spared us. 

From the business part of the City our troops have now ar- 
rived at the West End, in the city of Palaces, club-houses, and 
Government offices. Here people spend in idleness their easily- 
earned money, and here laws are made. 

To the joyous strains of the German naval song the troops 
came to Trafalgar Square. The four bronze lions at the foot of 
Nelson's Column have mourning veils over their names. To- 
day they lie, not as crouching for a spring, they lie as tame 
with terror. 

Before Buckingham Palace. 

Through the imposing gate of the Admiralty Arch our troops 
enter the Mall, a magnificent street of the Victorian era. Now 
they are in the great district of the English clubs. 

Here is Pall Mall and St. James' Street, with their beautiful 
club-houses in which the West End millionaires, in a lavish 



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and royal fashion as Continental kings, are attended to by an 
army of pages and footmen. 

St. James' Park, Buckingham Palace — all halt! 

All columns halt! A cry to the whole world! The last com- 
mand in the world war! 

Round Buckingham Palace the troops erect their tents. St. 
James' Park, with its delightful groups of trees, allows of a 
few unimpeded glances at the Government buildings, and the 
officers explain to their men in what a renowned corner of the 
world they are encamping. 

That dull gloomy building is the War Office. Before the 
war it had to look after an Army characterized by a most 
strange honor. A London girl who had any self-respect never 
went out in public with a soldier, and an officer would never 
have been forgiven had he ventured to wear his uniform in 
Society. 

It is with such hirelings, afraid of daylight, that the masters 
of that house expected to crush the proud German army, even 
at the cost of the last drop of blood of the French soldier or the 
last Cossack's horse. 
Prussian Uhlans in Rotten Row. 

Palace after Palace! And before the windows of these proud 
palaces, where the motto was "The Englishman is on' earth to 
command and control the globe," German troops are today en- 
camped. 

In the beautiful streets in which, between lunch and tea, 
expensive ostrich feathers used to nod from the motor cars, 
and lords and ladies used to drive to Rotten Row for flirtation, 
Prussian Uhlans are now riding their horses. The sorrows and 
secret shame are great! 

War invalids from the Scottish Highlands approach with 
their bagpipes the camp cf our troops and maimed Italian 
heroes from Isonzo come with their barrel-organs and entertain 
the German troops to gain a halfpenny. Our soldiers then 
remember that the troops of the Quadruple Entente expected to 
enter Berlin with drums beating and trumpets sounding. . . . 

If the hour were not so serious and the sight so pitiful they 
would laugh heartily at this band of the Quadruple Entente. 

In the evening Hindenburg orders the great bell of Big Ben, 
the tower clock of Saint Stephen's, to be rung. Then all the 
army bands assemble for the great tattoo on foreign soil ! 

Never had the sounds of the trumpets penetrated so deeply 
in a soldier's heart! 
Hindenburg's Speech. 

The London mob gaping round the German troops witnesses 
something unheard of. The poor simpletons who have been 
led by the nose by their mischievous press hear the anthem, 
"Now Praise Ye God," roaring through Hyde Park. 

Hindenburg will tonight start his homeward journey to the 
Continent, but before leaving, he addresses to his gallant men 
a few short words to take with them on the path of life : 

"Soldiers! It has been a hard fight, but you have carried your 
flags from victory to victory, and have shown to the world that 
none can set the German frontier ablaze without his own house 
being burnt. When you return to Germany shortly, go to church 
and thank God. And tell your children the great things you 
have witnessed in these days, and write all this with a firm 
style on your family tablets, so that in the future, if a warlike 
feeling arises again in Europe, your children's children shall 
say, to your honor and to the confusion of our enemies, 'One 
of my forefathers once bivouacked before Buckingham Palace 
after helping to subdue a whole world of enemies.' Good night, 
comrades!" 



NEW FAVORS AT TF.CHAU TAVERN. 
Teohau Tavern has presented many and various costly dance 
favors in its time, but none that have proved more engaging 
than the super Kewpie Dolls which are now the feature of the 
evening dances. They are the giants of the Kewpie family, yet 
are endowed with all the cute qualities common to all these de- 
lightful little people and, in addition, are provided with the 
most bountiful supply of real hair, done up in the most elabo- 
rate and amazing coiffures that the most vivid imagination of 
the most daring hairdressers can conceive. 



"Well," said the doctor, "I hope you profited by my 

advice?" "Yes, doctor," replied the patient, "but not so much 
as you did." 



THEODORE ROOSEVFI I . 
In the silence of the midnight, 
When the stars were shining bright, 
Passed a conquerou departing 
Through the darkness toward the light. 

Unafraid, with eyes uplifted, 
Bent upon the distant goal, 
With the old rough-rider spirit, 
He will climb the heights in soul. 

As he rides into the distance 
He is waving us farewell, 
In salute to all the people 
And the land he loved so well. 

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BERCEUSE d AMOUR. 
Sleep — 

The tendrils of my soul 
Encompass you 
In fragrant hunger that is toll 
Of loving you — 
Sleep, 

Pressing all my crimson dreams — 
Upon your velvet pulse there gleams 
My argosy, 

Adrift toward Love's rosy dawn 
While whispering ardors bear it on 
And memory 

Laps silver and gold at the prow, 
Love's past trembling into the now 
In ecstasy — 

Your kiss whereon my soul has hung. 
Your kiss whereof my heart has sung 
So oft, 

Your eyes whose opal depths contain 
The treasure of all joy and pain — 
So soft — 

Your hands whose touch make me a king, 
Tender as doves on downy wing- 
Sleep on — 

Rose red your blood knows what they say — 
Flowers of my soul on which you lay — 
The yesterdays shall be today — 
Our dawn. 

Billke Glynn. 



FENCES. 
I have torn down all my fences; 
The challenging air blows free; 
I can look across the spaces 
Where new life is hailing me; 
My horizon is unrolling 
Like the vistas of the sea 

I have torn down all my fences — 
But I never can recall 
The seclusion of my garden 
With the world beyond the wall; 
My old way of looking upward 
Where the sky was all in all. 

Louise Ayer Garnett. 



A TYPE. 
Cassie Brown has arrived 
To a Certain Type — 
Whether thru the Law of Karma 
Or otherwise, 
She is broad of bust, 
But not a singer ! 
Her soul is tight compressed 
By well-groomed Flesh; 
Her eyes are most any color 
Beneath their leaded lids — 
Pain would be ashamed to peep 
Out of their blandness! 
Men do not admire her 
(Yet they buy her diamonds), 
The women are cowed by her 
Sure opinions. . . 
Every day she passes my door 
Where, hungry, I grasp for the rainbow, 
And the star-dust 
Which slithers thru my fingers! 



CAN IT BE POSSIBLE. 

It really begins to look, judging from some of the happen- 
ings of the past week, as though producers were commencing 
to realize that the war is over and that war-time prices can- 
not be maintained. The realization of this seems to have come 
to some with rather a severe wrench, as the taking of excessive 
profits had been continued long enough to have crystalized into 
a habit. There had been, furthermore, so little objection mani- 
fested by the general public toward paying more for everything 
that it appeared to be an easy matter to go ahead on such a 
basis. The only flaw in the reasoning was that no account 
was taken of the exaltation of feeling that had been aroused 
by patriotic appeals while the war was on and that repressed 
or stilled any inclination which might have tended to produce 
discord in a period when private interests were subordinated 
or swallowed up in the larger public ones. The patient ulti- 
mate consumer, who was content to deprive himself of luxuries 
and even of some of the things he used to consider as neces- 
saries, and to pay exorbitant prices for what he did get — all 
because he believed these were a help to winning the war — is 
beginning to look after himself more now that the war has been 
won. He cannot be convinced that the high levels to which 
prices were pushed are necessary at the present time. Mani- 
festations of this change of sentiment have come to the retail- 
ers and have by them been pushed on to the wholesalers. From 
the latter they went to the producers, who are beginning to sit 
up and take notice. 



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FINA NCIALS 



"To aid humanity, to put Europe 
Teach the Small Savers, on a self-sustaining basis, to 

build for ourselves a great and 
enduring foreign trade, to secure prosperity, to prevent adver- 
sity at home, otherwise unavoidable, we must raise money, ab- 
sorb securities, in a volume so great that it is hopeless to look 
to our pre-war financial machinery." 

John J. Pulleyn, President of the Emigrant Industrial Sav- 
ings Bank, and Chairman of the Committee on Savings of the 
Savings Bank Section of the American Bankers' Association, 
in an article entitled "Perpetuating War Savings as Peace 
Savings," in the current issue of the association's journal, thus 
sums up the task of the United States in the immediate two- 
year period of reconstruction following the end of the war and 
makes the following suggestions: 

"We must attempt to retain as habitual savers and investors 
the 20,000,000 Liberty Loan subscribers— the $50 and $100 
bond buyers. The bond houses alone cannot reach them — the 
banks can. The banks must do the work as they did in the 
Liberty Loans, but now, instead of spending time, effort and 
money, at a loss, sure and foreseen, they should sell bonds and 
reap a double reward in greatly enriched communities, stable 
labor conditions, a constant increment of all those conditions of 
local prosperity on which the prosperity of a local bank de- 
pends. 

"There should be organized in every community a Com- 
mittee on Industrial Safety, which will undertake the work of 
educating the people of that community through frequent meet- 
ings, through addresses of well-coached speakers before every 
social, religious, labor, industrial, and commercial organization. 
The organizations of four-minute men would make a most effec- 
tive unit in this respect. Instead of disbanding them, they 
should be continued for this work. 

"A campaign should be carried on to show the imperative 
necessity of thrift — thrift to the full meaning of the word — de- 
liberate and premediated saving for investment — investment in 
the bonds of the industries which furnish the payrolls of the 
nation on which, directly or indirectly, we all depend. I would 
like to see our people taught that they should buy bonds of for- 
eign Governments, when the credits so created are to be spent 
in this country for the products of American labor, to enable 
a continuance of the wage from which the individual makes the 
savings to buy the bonds. 

"The machinery exists — the banks are the hub on the wheel. 
I hope every banker will plan now to perpetuate to peace-time 
needs the machinery of the Liberty Bond distribution which 
he had so large a part in building and of which he is so im- 
portant an element. The problem is here — it is with us now. 
The solution cannot wait; the natural forces which sway na- 
tions to prosperity or adversity do not wait; the need for action 
is today. 

"The immediate need of the world is money. America is the 
one great reservoir of wealth. If we use our wealth wisely 
we can relieve the sufferings of millions of people, make them 
self-sustaining, restore prosperity to the world before our busi- 
ness lifetime's end. increase our wealth, our revenues, insure 
our material welfare, stabilize and make permanent our indus- 
trial future. If we use our wealth selfishly, mistakenly, at this 
time, we shall prolong the suffering of others and thwart the 
enduring prosperity of ourselves. 

"In normal times foreign countries to which we export mer- 
chandise would seek to pay us in goods — would seek to export 
to us as much as or more than we send them, using gold to set- 
tle the trade balance, if in our favor. Our foreign debtors will 
be unable to pay us in goods until their industries have been 
rebuilt and reorganized, some years hence. Neither can they 
pay us in gold. 

"If our foreign debtors could pay us in goods it would render 
far less profitable, indeed far more serious, our internal indus- 
trial situation. It may be said, broadly speaking, that the pros- 
perity of nations is determined in a great measure by the excess 



of their exports over their imports. An individual who pro- 
duces and saves more than he consumes in living and pleasures 
has a margin which can go toward his enrichment. A nation 
which produces no more than it consumes is like a salaried man 
who saves nothing from his earnings and can make no invest- 
ments, the interest on which will increase his income. If the 
nation produces more than it consumes and more than it can 
use in its internal development, and does not sell the surplus 
to foreign customers, it suffers from over-production and must 
reduce the surplus by restricting production, which means un- 
employment and hard times. 

"It is estimated that in order to refinance our domestic in- 
dustries, return our factories to a condition of peace-time pro- 
duction, carry on our public improvements, equip ourselves for 
foreign trade, provide the materials and machinery to rebuild 
and re-equip devastated regions abroad, we must provide from 
$12,000,000,000 to $15,000,000,000 yearly for at least two 
years." 



HOTEL PLAZA REGISTRATIONS. 

A glance at the register of the Hotel Plaza shows that San 
Francisco is being visited by people from all over the United 
States, and that the Plaza seems to be the favorite stopping 
place. Among those registered are the following : 

Nora Binwall, Omaha, Neb.; Frank E. Murphy, Green Bay, 
Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. D. Nunn, Vancouver, B. C; F. D. J. Rece, 
Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Lester, San Jose; Mr. and 
Mrs. R. S. Peterson, Merced, Calif.; R. L. Hussey, Loyalton, 
Calif.; J. M. Gibson and wife, Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
H. Noyes, Portland, Ore.; E. E. Pomeroy, Los Angeles, Calif.; 
Wm. E. Keller, New York.; John S. Allen, San Francisco; Al- 
bert Schoonover, Los Angeles; Anna L. Pause, Fair Oaks, 
Calif.; T. C. Hocking, Modesto, Calif.; Mrs. B. F. Surryhne, 
Modesto, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Kinnon, King City, Calif.; 
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Collins, King City, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. 
R. H. Baldwin, Oakland; E. A. Sweet, Turlock, Calif.; Mr. and 
Mrs. Joseph I. Walsh, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. John Rog- 
ers, Stockton, Calif.; J. A. Blewett, Presidio; Dr. F. L. Kelly, 
Goat Island; Ralph Morin, French Soldier; Lieut. E. W. Yede- 
mann, Honolulu; E. Kimball, Burlingame; Mr. and Mrs. C. P. 
Murray, Stockton, Calif.; F. J. Lucia, Lodi, Calif.; Mrs. D. J. 
Quinn, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Bouswein, Chicago; Mr. 
atnd Mrs. Wm. S. Belt, Dayton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Sor- 
man, Sacramento, Calif.; L. Stindfield, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mar- 
garet Whittemore, Detroit, Mich.; Dr. and Mrs. Mowatt, Wolf 
Point, Mont.; Alyson Shaffer, New York; E. L. Roberts, Los 
Angeles; J. O. Shoup, Dayton, Ohio; E. F. Wilson, New York 
City; E. M. Saunders. Madera, Calif.; D. F. Carms, Stockton, 
Calif. ;John A. Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. L. B. Plunkett, 
Carmel, Calif.; G. W. Hooven, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. A. L. Boyd 
and daughter, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Bundlie, 
Idaho Falls, Ida.; G. H. Nelson, Chicago; Geo. Guthrie, Chi- 
cago; W. Swanton, Denver, Colo.; N. E. Neary, Santa Cruz. 
Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Sallfeld, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. J. 
H. Harkness, San Jose; M. L. Babcock, Long Beach, Calif.; 
Capt. and Mrs. D. N. Detrickson, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
Brown and daughter, Fresno; Mrs. H. P. Carr. Alruras, Calif.; 
and Barry Fairs, New York City. 



BOLSHEVIK LOCIC. 



Although a soldier by training and instinct, Marshal Foch, 
'.ike nearly all Frenchmen, is a keen politician. 

Consequently, when he heard recently that s»me French So- 
cialists had sent a message of congratulation to their "German 
comrades," he was mildly interested. 

"I don't think, though," he remarked, "that these sort of Bol- 
shevik ideals will work well in France. They're too unprac- 
tical. 

"For instance," he went on, his eyes twinkling, "I heard the 
other day of a Russian employer who said mildly to a delega- 
tion of striking Bolshevik hands: 

" T can understand your demands for an increase of 900 per 
cent in wages, but why do you insist on my reducing your hours 
of work from ten a day to two?" 

"A young Bolshevik struck his employer jovially M 
back. 

" We've got to have time.' he laughed, 'to spend our in- 
creased wages, haven't we?' " 



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ENGAGEMENTS. 

MUCKUESTON-VOGT. — The engagement of Miss May Muekleston and 
Alfred Vogt was announced on Saturday at a luncheon which Miss 
Adele Vogt gave at the Fairmont Hotel. 
WEDDINGS. 

EDGERLY-HE KORZYBSKT. — Miss Mym Bdgerly, the talented Califor- 
nia miniature painter, and Count Alfred de Korzybskl, an officer erf 
the Polish Army, were married in Washington, last week. 

MAYXABD-GRUBB.— Miss Elizabeth Stanley Maynard. daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Blaney Maynard. became the bride of George Cambride 
Grubb of Berkeley, at a prettily appointed wedding last week. 

STE1X-M1XKLER.— Mr. and Mr?. I. Stein of 830 Anzu. street announce 
the marriage of their daughter, Miss Zeldfl Stein, to Chaplain Jay M. 
MinkJer. The couple were married on January 18 at the Visitors' 
House at Dumont, N. J. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

SMITH-MOXTGOMERY.— The marriage of Miss Alice Claire Smith and 
Commander Alfred Montgomery will be an event of February, hut 
plans for the wedding are still awaiting the young officer's orders 
from Washington. 

LUNCHEONS. 

BREEDEN— Mrs Henry Clarence Breeden entertained at luncheon Mon- 
day at the St. Francis tor Mrs. ."John Gill of Redlanda, who is the 
guest of i and sister-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. John I'rum. 

HTBRS. — Mrs, I Others entertained at luncheon Wit 

at the Town and Country Club for Mrs. Ture N. Steen. 

1 E Gl 1GXE. — Mrs. Christian de Guigne was hostess at an informal 
luncheon party at the St. Francis Monday afternoon. 

HUARD. Baron and Baroness Charles Huard entertained guests at 

luncheon at the Palace on Saturday. 

HYI.AXD.— Mrs. Winifred Hyland was hostess at a charming bridge 

luncheon on last Thursday afternoon at her home. 
[ J UM. An original and charming lui given last week by Mis 

Burt S. Lum at her home on Pacific avenue. It was a Japanese 

party, with luncheon served on the floor and guests seated Japanese 
fashion in a circle, with low lacquer stands beside them. 

McCRBBRY— Mrs Richard McCreery was hostess Tuesday at a lunch- 
eon party at her home in Burlingame in honor of her mother. Mis. 
Wayne Cuyler, P from Pans, where she makes her Im.hm . 

POOtiB.— Mrs. Harry Poole, who has recently taken possession of a 

pretty bouse in Menlo Park, was luncheon hostess to a number of 

her friends on Thursday 
REYNOLDS.— Mrs. W. E. Reynolds entertained a group of friends at 

luncheon last Saturday at her home on Russian Hill. 
SCHWT3RIN.— Mrs. Ronnie Fieri e Schwerln ernei tained an interesting 

group of society matrons at a lum eek, given at her home 

in Burlingame. 

—Mis. Henry T. Scott entertained at luncheon at her home in 

Burlingame Wednesday in honor of Mrs. Wayne Cuyler. 
TORCHIANA.— H C. Van Coei Toi hiana. Consul-General of the 

Netherlands, entertained a few Xavy men at luncheon at the I 

Saturday in honor of Colonel E, P. \Y. Van del Wat, commander of 

the Dutch cruiser De Zeven I 
WALKER.- In compliment to rnlflh, a charming visitor 

from Melbourne, Australia. Mrs. Willis Walker entertained with a 

handsome luncheon in the I irt of the Fairmont Saturday 

afternoon. 

DINNERS. 
EYRE.— A jolly informal dinner was given Saturday evening at the Bur- 
lingame Club by Edward P. Byre, Jr., who motored down from town 

with several friends. 
HAMILTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton were dinner hosts in 

honor of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. .Tackling last Thursday evening at the 

John D. Spreckels home on Pacific avenue. 
HOPKINS. — Mrs. Samuel Hopkins entertained with a dinner party at 

the Fairmont Monday evening. 

iirKTER-ilrs. Frank Garbutt of Los Angeles, who has t.-en enjoying 

a visit here for a few weeks, was the complimented guesl at a din- 
ner party given at the hands-urn- home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C Huetef 
last Thursday evening. 
JOHNSON.— Mrs. Anne Ford Johnson entertained with a dinn i 
the Fairmont recently. 

Mrs. .1. Frank Judge had a tew of their friends dining 
at their home in Burlingame one evening tins week b compliment 

to Mr. and Mrs. 1 >. G. .tackling. 
KEXTFIEEE.— Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kentfleld had a dinner dance 

party Monday night at the Fairmont. 
LAW.— Mr. and Mrs Harold Law gave a dinner at their home in Presidio 

Terrace last week, entertaining in honor of two visitors from New 

York, Messrs. F. C. Furlow and Graham Grosvenor. 
POLHEMUS. — Mrs. John Polhemus - a number of her friends 

at an informal dinner 
TUCKER.— Mrs. James Ellis Tucker gave an informal dinner Saturday 

evening at her home on Broadway in honor of Baron and Baroness 

Charles Huard. 

VAN ECK. Colonel Van der Wal, mander of the Dutch battle 

ser, the Seven Provinces, was the complimented guest at e 

given last by the Baron and f; m Carol Van Pan- 

thaleon Van EJck at I on Washington Street 



TEAS. 

BEAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Barton Bean were hosts Sunday to several score 
of their friends, who were asked to enjoy an informal afternoon tea 
and meet two of the interesting French officers, Lieutenant Henri 
Schmautz and Adjutant Stephanie Boudin. 

CLARK. — Mrs. Mason Clark entertained with a tea at the Fairmont last 
week. Mrs. James Ruggles and Mrs. William Romaine were the 
honored guests. 

EBRIGHT.— Mrs. George Ebright entertained at an informal tea Wed- 
nesday afternoon at her apartments in the Fairmont Hotel. 

KELLOGG.— Miss Doris Kellogg was the hostess at an informal tea at 
her home this week, which was given for Mrs. Edmund Font, who 
leaves the end of the week for Aberdeen. Wash. 

MAT HI El". — Miss Frances Mathieu entertained about a score of the 
younger girls at her homo Friday afternoon, the occasion being a tea 
in compliment to Miss Elsie Booth. 

PAYNE. — Entertaining fully a hundred of the sub-debutante set. Miss 
Betsy Payne, the attractive young daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Red- 
mond Payne, was hostess last Saturday afternoon at a pretty tea in 
honor of Miss Mary McCone. 

PARTIES. 

« ; KOUGE. — Miss Betty George entertained a group of young people at 
Mare Island Wednesday evening, the affair was in compliment to 
Miss Marian Joy, a charming young Eastern visitor, 

WEEK-ENDS. 
GEORGE. — Miss Betty George passed the week-end with Miss Anne 

Peters at the Fairmont. 
' ;i:< >SVENOR.— Graham Grosvenor of New York, who is being extensively 

entertained here by the fashionable group, was among those who 

1 the last week-end at Del Monte. 

ZKII.E.— Miss Marlon Zeile has returned to her apartments at the Fair- 
mont after passing the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hill at 
their country home in Eos Altos. 

ARRIVALS. 

1 :A BR. — Ga plain Adolph B. Baer has received his honorable discharge 
from the medical corps of the army and has returned to his home 
in this city. 

CRISSEY.— Friends of Major and Mrs. Dana H. Crissey will be delighted 
to hear of their return to this city after an absence of more than 
three years. 

KLEIN'S.— Mr. and Mrs. Felton Elkins arrived at their San Mateo home 
on Saturday after a visit of several weeks at El Mlrasol. in Santa 
Barbara. 

GRANT.— Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Grant and Miss Josephine Grant, who 
have been in New York for the past two months, returned on Wed- 
nesday to their home on Broadway. 

GRIFFITH.— Mr. and Mrs. Millen Griffith ieturned on Sunday from 
New York and are at their home in Ross. 

JOHNS. — Mrs. H. Van Dyke Johns returned to her home in this city on 
Monday night after having spent the past three months as the 
guest Of her sister. Mrs. John Randolph Bland, in Baltimore. 

.1 ENN1NGS. — Lieutenant Elmer Jennings has been mustered out of the 
service and has relumed to California from an Eastern camp. 

POLLOCK. — Mrs. Mildred Pollock returned to San Francisco last week 
after passing six months in New York where she did Red Cross work. 

SCHATJPP. — Dr. Carl Schaupp, who has been stationed at Fort Riley, 
Kansas, has returned to San Francisco. 

STEPHENS.— Mr. and Mrs. George Stephens and their son. who have 
been visiting in Coronado sine.- b. ton the holidays, returned to San 
Francisco a i>w days ago. 

TUBBS. — Mrs. William Tubbs and Miss Emelle Tubbs returned on Frl- 
day from a several weeks' visit to the Tubbs ranch at Colusa. 
DEPARTURES. 

BR< >l dE. — Mis. Benjamin Brodie and her son, Tallant Tubbs. have re- 
turned to Santa Barbara after a short visit in San Francisco. 

''HAM PEREA IX— Lieutenant Morgan Gould Cham her lain, the brother 
mT W'illard Chamberlain, who was visiting his brother and sister-in- 
law here recently, has concluded ids stay and is en route to the 
family home in Boston. 

1 [ANXAM. — Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hannam have closed their home on 
Vallejo street and have gone to the Orient for several months. 

JONES. — Colonel and Mrs Edwin Jones, who have been stationed at the 
Presidio during the winter, left this week for their home in Alabama. 

INTIMATIONS. 

AMES. — Mr. and Mrs. Alden Ames are entertaining a house guest for 
a few weeks in the person of Mrs. Ames' brother, Captain C. I. 
Murray. 

HARG1E. — Mrs. W. E. Durgie and Mrs. Voorhles Castle passed several 
days at Del Monte recently. 

I'RUM. — Mrs. John Drum will arrive from Washington the middle of 
February and join her husband, who arrived a fortnight ago. 

MANN.— Mr. and Mrs Dalton Mann are in New York for a fortnight's 
visit. 

PILLSBURY.— Mr. and Mrs Horac* Pillshury and Miss Olivia Pillshury 
will arrive from the East on Saturday and reopen their home on Pa- 
cific Avenue. 

SHARON.— Mrs. Frederick Sharon has joined her brother, Dr. Harry 
Tevis, in New York, where they are being entertained by their rela- 
tives. Mr. and Mrs. George de Long. 



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"Did he break the engagement?" 

ment broke him." 



"No; the engage- 



Brown: "I tell my wife all I know." Green: "Yes, 

she told my wife that you hardly say a thing to her." 

Mr. Pipp: "That fellow Tellum is the biggest infernal 

liar that lives. He's " Mrs. Pipp: "William, you forget 

yourself." 

Father: "That cat made an awful noise on the roof 

last night." Arnold: "Yet, father, I think that since he ate 
the canary he imagines he can sing." 

She : "I trust, Jack dear, that our marriage will not be 

against your father's will." He: "I'm sure I hope not; it would 
be mighty hard for us if he should change it." 

Patient: "I wish to consult you with regard to my utter 

loss of memory." Doctor: "Ah, yes! Why — er — in cases of 
this nature I always require my fee in advance." 

Mistress : "In the time it takes me to tell you how to do- 

the work I could do it myself !" Matilda Jane: "Yes'm. And 
in the time it takes me to listen to you, so could I!" 

"Yes," said the young wife proudly, "father always 

gives something expensive when he makes presents." "So I 
discovered when he gave you away," rejoined the young hus- 
band. 

Mrs. Snubkins: "I know you lost those letters I gave 

you to post last week." Snubkins : "I expected you'd say that, 
and to prove you're wrong I have them here in my pocket! 
See?" 

"Oh, for the wings of a dove," sighed the poet. "Order 

what you like," replied his matter-of-fact friend, thinking of 
his rationed dinner. "But I should prefer the breast of a 
chicken." 

Husband: "Good gracious! Thirty pounds! What is this 

bill for?" Wife: "You said I need never want for pin money." 
"Of course; but thirty pounds in a week!" "It was a diamond 
pin, dear." 

"Oh, no," muttered Willie, bitterly, "there ain't any 
favourites in this family! Oh, no! If I bite my finger nails I 
get a rap over the knuckles, but if the baby eats his whole foot 
they think it's cute." 

Tommy: "Cabby, how much is it for me to Sloshford?" 

Cabby: "Two shillings, sir." Tommy: "How much for my 
pack and kit-bag?" Cabby: "Free, sir." Tommy: "Take 
the baggage; I'll walk!" 

Miss Askum: "Mr. Brokely proposed to her, didn't 

he?" Miss Wise: "Yes, but she sized him up for a counter- 
feit." Miss Askum: "Why?" Miss Wise: "He didn't have 
the proper ring about him." 

Tramp: "Kind lady, would you please give a poor man 

a bite to eat?" The Lady: "What! You here again? I will 
call my husband immediate,, y." Tramp: "Excuse me. lady, 
but I ain't no cannibal. I bid yer good-day." 

Young Lady: "You say you were on a raft for six 

weeks after you were torpedoed, and had nothing to eat but 
mutton. Where did you get the mutton from?" Bored Sailor : 
"Well, you see, miss, the sea was very choppy." 

"Hello, Rummell, I hear your watch has been stolen." 

"Yes, but the thief has already been arrested. Only fancy, 
the stupid fellow took it to the pawnshop! There it was at 
once recognized as mine, and the thief was locked up." 

Willie had been forbidden to try his new skates because 

his parents thought the ice was not safe. Consequently, when 
he appeared in the doorway dripping wet, there was trouble 
brewing. "Don't hit me, ma," he cried, "because I've just saved 
three men and two women from drowning." "How?" demanded 
his mother. "Why," explained Willie, "they were just going 
on the ice when I broke through." 



Aunt : "I am shocked at you, Flossie. You permitted 

young Mr. Jones to kiss you under the mistletoe." Flossie: 
"He only just touched me on the nose, auntie.." Aunt: "It 
was quite out of place, my dear." Flossie: "He knew it was 
auntie; but you came in the room so suddenly." 

"Gracious!" exclaimed Mr. Pinkham, "The baby has 

just eaten a lot of that dog biscuit!" "Never mind," replied 
Mrs. Pinkham, "it just serves Fido right, for he has often eaten 
the baby's food." — Pearson's Weekly. 



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lemovea corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and In- 
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February 1, 1919 




The plans and arrangements for the automobile show which 
opens next Thursday have gone beyond all expectations. Many 
of the dealers who had decided to show only expected to dis- 
play the ordinary stock models but the factories, when they 
found their representatives here were going to take part in a 
big event have hurried cars westward which they were holding 
for later announcements. 

From the reports received from the exhibitors this show will 
contain all the latest models of every factory represented. The 
buyer who visits the exhibition will be able to look over the 
cars that will represent the output of the factories up to July 1. 

The decorations of the automobile show the last two years 
have been a revelation and pronounced by the many Eastern 
visitors to be the most artistic of any of the big shows in the 
United States. With this reputation the management has prom- 
ised that this year the artistic finish of the auditorium will 
eclipse all previous events. 

There undoubtedly will be the largest attendance of out of 
town dealers and buyers ever recorded to a San Francisco 
show. The request for hotel reservations already received by 
S?.n Francisco distributors indicate this fact. 

While the show this year was sanctioned principally to con- 
tinue an unbroken chain of exhibitions it is now turning out to 
be the most important event of its kind ever held in this city. 

• » » 

For more than a year past, residents along the eastern sec- 
tion of the Lincoln Highway have been accustomed to seeing 
long trains of government trucks upon the road carrying mili- 
tary supplies to Atlantic ports for shipment overseas. Some 
question has arisen as to just what use would be made of 
these vehicles, now that they are no longer necessary for mili- 
tary purposes. 

According to the plan recently presented by James I. Blake- 
slee, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General of the United States, 
they may be utilized to good purpose in peace pursuits and 
continue to be seen not only upon the eastern, but upon all 
sections of the Lincoln Highway entirely across the country. 

Speaking in this connection, Mr. Blakeslee states: "I am 
informed that there are 100,000 motor vehicles now in use or in 
process of construction for military purposes. I am certain 
that a vast number, if not the majority of this surplus equip- 
ment can be utilized in the transportation of merchandise and 
commodities through territory within the country that is not 
immediate adjacent to existing means of transportation, and 
is located in productive localities where inadequate means of 
conveyance obtain. To properly utilize such an enormous num. 
ber of moving units would require the services of an equally 
huge army of individuals, and thereby provide employment for 
thousands of men who have been making a sacrifice for us all." 
» * » 

Good roads are the biggest interest paying investment of a 
community. Nothing in the way of public improvements have 
proved to be so beneficial as good highways. 

When California put over its first $15,000,000 good road bond 
issue it took the biggest political fight that the State has ever 
known, but after the money had been expended it was easier 
to put over the $20,000,000 bond issue for the same purpose. 

Long-headed business men and bankers soon realized what 
this road improvement meant. First and foremost it increased 
the efficiency and lowered the cost of freight transportation to 
shipping points. That was before the day of the motor truck. 

When the road improvement work expanded as it has to the 
present day, the motor truck with its speed possibilities is com- 



mencing to eliminate the shipping point by carrying the freight 
to the door of the consumer. 

It is almost impossible to definitely figure in this one re- 
spect the economical value commercially. To this may be added 
the increased value of land along improved roads. The real 
estate records of the State show a marked increase wherever 
these improvements have taken place. 

There are still some, however, who think good road bond is- 
sues create increased taxation. While in actual figures it is 
an increase, the roads when completed return to the taxpayer 
many times more than the taxation through the possible in- 
crease economical running of the taxpayer's motor car and 
motor truck. 

Those who are not in a position to own a motor car have been 
wont to claim that the good roads practically benefit only the 
motor car owner. Allowing this to be a true fact, it would 
mean almost everyone in California is benefitted for, according 
to the State motor vehicle registration, about one in each seven 
persons owns a motor car. When we take into consideration 
the number of women and children, and the division of the 
population into families, we can see that this percentage is 
greatly increased and that the majority of the families in Cali- 
fornia own motor vehicles. Such being the case it is only right 
and proper that the majority should rule, and that the majority 
should be benefitted. 

Senator John H. Bankhead, chairman of the Committee on 
Post Offices and Post Roads, to which all highways legislation 
in the upper branch of Congress is referred, in commenting 
upon bills now pending, recently made this plea for "roads at 
home" : 

"The war showed what the national strength could accom- 
plish in the swift construction of rapid-transit highways and 
the use thereon of rapid-transit vehicles. 

"The Nation trained its Engineer Corps and sent them to 
Europe equipped for the quick construction of roads. The part 
which the United States took in the decisive campaign was ren- 
dered possible by the use of automobiles and motor trucks over 
rapid-transit highways. 

"Now that the war is over the question arises, are not high- 
ways as vitally important for the conduct of peace as they 
were for the conduct of war? With half the world going to 
bed hungry every night and millions doomed to starvation, is 
not the swift construction of the highway to the acre that pro- 
duces, as urgent a necessity as were the roads in the battle 
zone? And if the need is as urgent should the Nation slacken 
its effort or permit its road-building equipment to be sold or 
dissipated ? Should it not rather increase its efforts in this 
direction and proceed with the construction of highways at 
home on a scale commensurate with the importance and 
urgency of the need?" 

* ». • 

It is not on road improvements that the watchful eye of the 
taxpayer should be centered, but on the distribution of the 
money received by county officials from the State Motor Ve- 
hicle Department paid for motor car licenses. 

This money is apportioned to the different counties according 
to the registration and is supposed to be used for the main- 
tenance and keeping up of the State highways. 

While it is expected that county officials comply with the 
law in this respect, yet, at times the State highway conditions 
would indicate that they are being. neglected. 

* * * 

California has already obtained the reputation of having the 
finest roads in the union, which has resulted in making it the 
motor playground of the rest of the United States. When the 
last of the $20,000,000 bond issue has been spent for improve- 
ments, it is safe to predict that the profit derived from business 
enjoyed from the visiting motorist will annually pay more than 
the taxation to liquidate these bond issues thus leaving to the 
citizens of California a net profit accruing from such good 
roads. 

» * * 

American automobile engineers and designers, in the de- 
velopment and perfection of their 1920 models, will pay more 
attention to the requirements of the woman driver than ever 
before in the history of the Automative industry. 

This is the belief of F. J. Linz, California distributor of Na- 



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tional Highway Sixes and Twelves, who adds that proof of 
this increased deference to the needs of Milady Motorist, one 
of the indirect results of the world war, can be seen by anyone 
who visits the Pacific Auto Show, February 6th to 15th. 

"During the months of national stress and sacrifice, the 
American woman demonstrated that she was entitled to far 
more consideration than she has received in the past," according 
to the National distributor. "While we recruited no Battalions 
of Death in this country, as they did in Russia, we had our le- 
gions of life — the thousands upon thousands of tireless Red 
Cross workers in every city, town, village and hamlet. 

"I hold to the opinion that there were more women engaged 
in the task of winning the war than men. For you saw these 
feminine patriots everywhere. They nursed the wounded Yanks 
in France and made munitions for Pershing's army in Ameri- 
can plants. They drove ambulances and supply trucks, sold 
Liberty Bonds and solicited Red Cross subscriptions, looked 
after the welfare of the soldier and sailor at the canteen and 
railroad depot. 

"The wartime duties of the American woman, in fact, were 
multitudinous. She contributed her time, her skill, her very 
heart to the great cause, while the average man gave only his 
money. 

"And in assuming these many wartime responsibilities, the 
American woman learned that her capabilities were not as lim- 
ited as she once thought. She discovered that her sex did not 
restrict her in mastering those accomplishments, commonly 
considered as masculine. She did a man's work at a lathe, for 
example, and drove an automobile through traffic choked streets 
without causing the crossing cop the least concern or trouble. 

"As a result, the American woman has more confidence in her 
ability to drive a motor car. In a great many instances, she 
has moved up from the tonneau seat to the place behind the 
steering wheel because of the shortage of chauffeurs, who left 
the employ of automobile owners to fight for Uncle Sam, or en- 
gage in essential industries. 

"The woman driver also has been encouraged during the past 
year. Schools of instruction have been held in many of the 
cities ;md towns throughout the country, where they learned 
the fundamental lessons in car operation and roadside repair. 

"The desire of more American women to drive cars will in- 
fluence future automobile design. 

"It will lead to many refinements and has prompted the Na- 
tional engineers to install an engine-driven tire pump that con- 
nects with a socket in the floor of the driver's compartment, 
eliminating the necessity of raising the hood of the car. 

"The National engineers also had the comfort and conve- 
nience of the woman driver in mind when they placed the 
tools in a fore door pocket and discarded straps on the spare 
tire carrier." 

The latest Nationals, "dolled-up" as you have never seen cars 
before, will be shown in Spaces 16-17-18; Main floor, Pacific 
Automobile Show, February 6th to 15th. 



Owners of the lordly twelve and the humble flivver alike, 
are confronted with the question of the proper care of auto 
tires in the winter time, and to them the B. F. Goodrich Rub- 
ber Company offer a few suggestions which will result in in- 
creased tire mileage. 

Some owners put their cars up for the winter, others use their 
caronly occasionally, while an increasing proportion drive the 
entire twelve months of the year. In each case the tires must 
be looked after. Those motorists who drive now and then 
should jack up all four wheels of the car until they are free of 
the floor. Also the tires should be deflated with only enough 
air to round them out. Wooden horses may be used by slipping 
them under the axle with assistance of a jack. This practice 
is necessary only when the car is laid up for a period of a month 
or more. 

Automobiles laid up for the entire winter should have their 
tires removed from the rims and stored separately in a dark 
room, kept at a medium temperature. If a dark room is not 
available the tires can be covered with burlap or canvas. Great 
care should be exercised in storing tires. Casings should be 
cleaned making sure they are free from oil and all holes filled 
up with tire putty — the larger cuts should be vulcanized. Wrap 
each tire in heavy paper and throw a cover over the pile of 
tires. The temperature of the room in which the tires are kept 
should not be higher than 65 degees. They should never be 
put away in a damp condition. 

• • * 

Announcement to motor car owners has just been made by 
Gillig Bros, that they have received final patents on their slid- 
ing curtain top for automobiles, which has become very popular 
since it was placed on the market. In an interview with Mr. 
Leo Gillig, he states that his firm will take all necessary meas- 
ures against those who have infringed upon these patents. 

» • • 

Last year 28 American agricultural tractors were bought by 
the Portuguese Government for experimental purposes. The 
authorities had been greatly interested by demonstrations of 
American tractors imported previously by prominent farmers — 
largely through the efforts and assistance of the Lisbon con- 
sulate general. Recently a demonstration of several machines 
was given at the Government agricultural school at Queluz. 

• • • 

Glacier National Park in Montana is to be made more easily 
accessible to motor cars by the building of a highway over 
the main range of the Rocky Mountains from Shelton into the 
park, according to plans announced by the Montana State High- 
wry Commission. Heretofore the only automobile road in the 
Park has been that leading from the Glacier Park Hotel. 

• » • 

"If they call the motor car a luxury, what in thunder is the 
word for ham and eggs?" inquired the hotel diner who had 
just glanced at his check. 




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INSURANCE 



Ralph P. Thornton has resumed the position with the general 
agency firm of Newhall & Co., from which he withdrew at the 
beginning of the war to enter the United States Navy. He re- 
turns with the rank of senior lieutenant, having been promoted 
from second class seaman to ensign and afterward to junior 
lieutenant and then to a rank that is the equivalent to a cap- 
taincy in the Army. Although he is returned to private life 
he remains subject to call to active service at any time. Lieut. 
Thornton is a son of A. W. Thornton, general agent for the 
London Assurance, who had three sons all fighting for Liberty 

throughout the war. 

♦ * » 

New automobile rates for liability, property damage and col- 
lision coverage, now being promulgated by the National Work- 
mens Compensation Service Bureau, and which are understood 
to be effective February 18th, will probably not be put into ef- 
fect on that date by California agents. The National Bureau 
has been delayed in issuing the rates and as a result the Cali- 
fornia agents have decided not to hold up their renewal pol- 
icies any longer. 

» * * 

As a means of meeting competition of inter-insurance ex- 
changes and cut-rate automobile writing companies it has been 
suggested that local agents writing automobile insurance join 
the local Chapters of the California Auto Trades Association. 
One agent who is a member of this body has succeeded in 
having resolutions passed condemning cut-rates, both by the 
members in selling them goods and also in buying insurance. 

• » * 

John James, former insurance commissioner of Utah, and for 
the past year president of the Utah National Underwriters Cor- 
poration, has resigned. He is succeeded by George E. Saun- 
ders. The Underwriters Corporation was organized about two 
years ago. An idea of its financial standing may be had from 
the circumstance that one of its chief assets consists of 949 
shares, about one-fourth of the total share of the Continental 

Life of Salt Lake City. 

• • • 

The New York Underwriters has appointed Chas. J. McPhee 

a special agent for Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 

with headquarters at Spokane. He has been with the Officers' 

Training Camp at Fort Meigs. He was discharged with the 

rank of second lieutenant. 

k * * 

F. W. Andrews on February 1st will begin covering Southern 
California and Arizona for the London & Lancashire, under 
Agency Superintendent J. P. Yates. He is at present inspector 

for the company in Alberta. 

* * • 

Preston T. Kelsey, the company's Western manager at Chi- 
cago, has been appointed United States manager for the Sun 

Insurance office, succeeding J. J. Guile, resigned. 

* * • 

S. C. Abbott will cover Eastern Montana for the Hartford 
Fire. He was formerly with the Board at Salt Lake. 



Richard le Gallienne said in a recent lecture : "Sincer- 
ity is the only thing that will give a poet success. Technical 
excellence, such as Swinburne's, counts for nothing with he 
public. The public doesn't understand it. The public is a good 
deal like a pretty girl I was talking to the other day. 'Of course,' 
I said to her, 'you know what hexameters are, don't you?' 
'Sure,' she said, T guess I ought to. I've ridden in them often 
enough; only I always call 'em taxis for short.' " 



"Chickens are of two varieties; those you run over and 

those you pick up," says Cholly Speeder. 



There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go, especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 



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H. G. B. ALEXANDER, President General Offices, Chicago 

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PACIFIC DEPARTMENT 

369 Pine Street, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Mgr. Frederick S. Dick, Asst. Mgr. 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 

in the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the C11 

County of San Francisco. — No. 94091 
FRED <>. LOWER. Plaintiff, vs. LILLIAN* Lower, Defendant. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 

for the City ana County ol San PYanclsco, and the complaint filed In the 
office of the County Clerk of Bald Cits and county. 

'I'll.- iv.ipie of the state of California Send Greeting to: 
LILLIAN LOWER. Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear in an action brought 
you by the above-named Plaintiff in the Superior Court of the SI 
California, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to 
answer the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of thi i > 
of service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within 

this City and County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action brought to Obtain a judgment and decree of this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant, on the ground of defendant's wilful desertion; also for general 
relief, as will more fully appear in the Complaint on file, to which special 
1 1 fei <- la hei eby made. 

And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any 
or damages demanded In the Complaint as arising upon contract, or will 

apply to the Court for any other relief demanded in the Complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and the BeaJ of the Superior Court of the State 
of California, In and for the City and County of San Francisco, this lith 
flay "i i iei embi i . A. D., 1918. 

(Seal) H. I. MULCREVY. Clerk. 

By L. J. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
MePDJCE & MURRAY, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 

■ Pine Street, San Francisco, 
12-JV m-t 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 

in the Superior Court of the State of California, In and for the City and 
County of San Francisco.— No 92660 Dept No, 16, 

ESTHER ]■:. EASTMAN, Plaintiff, vs. HARVEY W. EASTMAN. Defend- 
ant. 
Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California in and 

for the City and County •>( San Franelsco, and the complaint filed in the 

Office Of the County Clerk of said City and County. 

The People of the state of Callforni:i Send Greeting to; 
HARVEY W. EASTMAN, Defendant, 

YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED to appear and answer the complaint 
In an action entitled as above, brought against you in the Superior Courl 
ol the state of California, in and for the City and County of San Fran- 

i 0, within ten days after the service on you of this summons — If 
within this City and County; or within thirty days if served elsewhere. 

And you are hereby tificd that unless you appear and answer as 

above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or 

iliunup s demanded in the complaint as arising upon contract or will apply 

to the Court for any other relief demanded In the complaint, 

ClVEN under my hand and sea! of the Superior Court at the City 

;uai Count > ol San Praneisen, St:i f California, this 2d dav of October, 

A, l « . 1918 



i seal i 



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MCLCREVY. Cierk. 



By l. .1. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
AUOUSTIN C. rCEANE, Attorney toi Plaintiff. 
8 Hearst Bids.. San Francisco, Cal. 



February 1, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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The really chic person has her lingerie cut and fitted with 
the same care that her frocks and suits are. The lines of the 
undergarments must possess that perfect silhouette so that the 
outer garments may conform with the latest whim of fashion 
without the awkwardness of an ill-fitting something underneath. 
For the woman who can afford to pay lavish prices for these 
reminders of the charms of feminine loveliness, there are a 
variety of models on sale in the shops for the month of Janu- 
ary. But the most exquisite ones are those which are made by 
hand, and the home dressmaker may find ample opportunity to 
express her individuality when she makes her own. 

There are so many dainty touches which may be added, such 
as tiny buds and frills of lace and even bits of fur. These 
ultra-fancy affairs are of course indulged in only for dressy oc- 
casions. It would be quite hopeless for the woman of moderate 
means to attempt the daily wear of these fine and perishable 
things. And even those which are worn but infrequently must 
be kept with the greatest of care. If the fabric will not stand 
washing, benzine should be applied to the satin straps and a 






© HCCtUs 



The Low Waistline 



The Beginning* of a Vest 



little powdered magnesia to the lace. They should be aired and 
pressed and then laid away with the utmost of care in a per- 
fumed box or drawer, and when the next time to wear them 
comes they will be as fresh as when they were new. 

Black Silk Embroidery on Flesh Georgette. 

A daring contrast is the one that has been attempted, that of 
dainty flesh-colored Georgette crepe with black silk embroidery 
and black silk cords. This creation, the creation being an en- 
velope chemise, has the flesh Georgette as the foundation. The 
upper part which forms the camisole is almost entirely covered 
with these weird black motifs. Around the waist is a silk cord 
of black, and over it all is a black net thing cut on the same 
lines as the chemise and merely slipped on as an afterthought. 

The idea of two colors in lingerie is highly favored. One of 
the leading shops has an attractive window which is filled with 
undergarments of a delicate blue and yellow. The ribbon, which 
i. used to trim them, is a double-faced ribbon which is blue on 
one side and yellow on the other. Especially in boudoir caps 
may this play with colors be enjoyed. 



Spanish Influence in Gowns. 

It has been said that after the war the States would open an 
extensive trade with South America. Whether this is realized 
or not, one thing is positive, that is the Spanish influence that 
seems to have taken possession of the most exclusive design- 
ers. The one that impressed most was an imported model of 
black tricolette which falls straight from a round neck and is 
girdled with self-material in the form of a narrow sash. The 
long sleeves are of black lace and the entire gown is finely em- 
broidered in green and peacock-blue silk floss in delicate sprays 
that traverse the material lengthwise. Really, quite an unusual 
thing is this semi-evening affair that just recalls all the allure- 
ments of sunny Spain. 

Both the models shown here bring in the Spanish atmosphere 
in the low waistlines. The first is a simple frock for Misses, 
and because of the simplicity of line it can afford wool em- 
broidery of warring colors which are brought into harmony 
through artistic efforts. The other is a more sophisticated 
model and has the embroidery over the entire dress. The odd 
way in which the sash is applied is the salient feature of this 
distinctive frock. 

Between-Season Hats. 

Satin, the old stand-by, has not forsaken its duties and is 
back with all its gloss and freshness to serve as the material for 
the hats which are merely known as between-season hats. Tem- 
perament in gowns is often heard of, but temperament in hats, 
rarely. Yet a famous modiste insists that in a satin hat one 
can become quite as temperamental-as in an intimate tea-gown. 
This is very true, for with the fabric that has a delicate statelL 
ness, that is ever present in satin, one may shape in it a myriad 
of ways and eventually discover the most becoming and fitting 
form for one's face. Therefore, a satin hat should be the smart- 
est part of one's costume. 



Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets. 




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San Francisco News Letter 



February 1, 1919 



How to Get the Inspiration of a Big Task 



Big things are looming ahead in this Reconstruction Period. 
Some men and women are going to rise to the occasion and 
some will be crushed. Do you want to know how to make the 
big lift when the emergency or the opportunity comes? Read 
this article and apply the methods given. 



GETTING YOUR SECOND WIND FOR CARRYING 

THINGS THROUGH. 

By D. Herbert Heywood— Copyright, 1919. 

Every ambitious and progressive man knows that he needs 
to keep adding to his devices for doing things in the best pos- 
sible way in order to be continually forging ahead. One very 
important thing is a method for developing second wind to 
carry you through a project to the finishing point. You know 
of course what it is for an athlete to get his second wind when 
sprinting. It is calling upon all his reserve powers to sustain 
him at the first feeling of fatigue, till his breath comes full and 
strong again r.nd he gets a second burst of speed. The mental 
second wind which every business man or woman needs in a 
big undertaking is very similar. 

You start something in a burst of enthusiasm and then comes 
the feeling of mental and physical weariness before the profit- 
able end is reached. There is where the ordinary person gives 
up. Right here is where the well trained man draws on his 
mental second wind, grapples with the task and carries the pro- 
ject through successfully. Under such circumstances the old 
idea was to grit your teeth and go ahead. But that is the very 
thing that may defeat your purpose. You must bring to bear 
will power at this point, but there must be a feeling of joy in it 
because of the end in view, else you are apt to have your facul- 
ties paralyzed by the mental strain and be unable to make the 
big lift at the finish. 

Don't get tense. That implies fear and worry and tends to 
lessen your power. It closes up your senses of sight, hearing 
and intuition. You may fail just from anxiety. Many an ath- 
lete has lost a race in this way. His stride was shortened by 
this nerve tension, while the winner who was just as tired at 
this point, formed a vision of glorified self-sacrifice for the end 
in view, which fairly lifted him up and carried him on to vic- 
tory. In the same way you can buoy yourself up at the critical 
point in your work or your great enterprise and return to the 
charge with a feeling of invincibility in every fibre of your 
mind and body. Men have been carried through big deals, won 
law suits, stood fiery ordeals on the witness stand and com- 
pleted big tasks by this method. This is best done by seeing a 
vision of the object as if actually accomplished. 

You will observe that in many of the directions given in this 
series we have advised you to see ahead by visualizing, that is 
by having a vision of something, of seeing yourself playing a 
winning part. To do anything worth while you must have a 
vision. This is one of the simplest processes of the mind and 
the most effective. It is possible to cultivate this faculty to 
almost any extent. You can actually expand your range of per- 
ception till you can, figuratively speaking, "see through brick 
walls." The man or woman who learns to visualize things has 
acquired a faculty that will unlock many doors that have pre- 
viously been barred and will enter upon a new life of achieve- 
ment and happiness. 

There is a way of doing even the biggest and most burden- 
some things in a manner that makes them a pastime pleasure, 
because of some more effective way of going at them, or some 
new device, or some novel angle of vision on the situation, and 
thus getting a fresh inspiration. We must put the inspirational 
element into the bigger tasks that are looming up before every 
serious-minded man and woman. If we do not, either the tasks 
will crush us, or we will leave the greater work undone and 
sink into mediocrity. But there is no need of falling back if 
right methods be used. 

In doing the larger things every man needs to be constantly 
systematizing things and finding shorter ways of working. 
Managers of great businesses are constantly studying out these 
short cuts. Such managers usually do not allow routine work 



to consume more than two to four hours of their day. The rest 
of their time is planned or charted to be devoted to promotion 
work, evolving new ideas, methods and programs, in other 
words to doing creative work and constructive thinking. This 
is the time when such a manager calls for his folders on dif- 
ferent subjects, with masses of facts and figures carefully ar- 
ranged. It then remains to work out the particular problem 
most important for that day. It may be in the direct line of 
his business or it may be some speech or written article that 
he has been called upon to furnish. It might be a big and bur- 
densome task if he had not provided for just such emergencies 
in his office system by collecting and filing data on important 
subjects. With this material at hand, the product of months 
or years of collecting, it is only a matter of minutes or a few 
hours till he is prepared. This is a short cut in executive work. 

All through this series we have talked about doing big things 
and that is what we hope each one of our readers will be able 
to do. No intelligent person need be a follower all his life. In 
some capacity, in some field of endeavor, any person can know 
some things a little better than any other living man and be a 
leader and originator in that field, and can create and do some 
new thing. If at first this seems hard, try this plan. 

In the drowsing moments just before you go to sleep at night 
and upon awaking in the morning, these being the times when 
you are the most sensitive to auto-suggestions, think your best 
thoughts, see your happiest visions of achievement, and dream 
out your ambitions. Let nothing interfere with your tranquility 
of thought at these times. Let these be the times of calling up 
your aspirations and getting the moral uplift which is necessary 
for carrying them out. This is vital. Your future progress will 
take care of itself if you guard and utilize these precious mo- 
ments in this way. A man who has lost his grip in life can 
dream the visions of youth all over again and get a new start 
by adopting this method. 

There is another man we want to help, the man who seems to 
hrve tried hard but never got anywhere, or at least has not got 
where he wants to be. If a man is in this condition the reason 
may be because his ideas and plans have not been large enough 
or his aims not sufficiently definite; or he may not have ac- 
quired the habit of following up his ideas with decisive action. 
He may not have prepared himself by sufficient study of the 
d-sired object. He may now correct these faults or shortcom- 
ings. 

Age is not usually the bar that keeps him back. What is 
needed is to get the right attitude of mind, of looking forward, 
not backward, of thinking, planning and doing all he can, of 
doing some one little new thing each day, looking toward ad- 
vancement, if it is nothing more than sitting on the opposite side 
of the car from which he is accustomed to on the way down 
town so as to get a new view point and suggestions from the 
city life around him. 

Something will surely come his way and it may come sud- 
denly and may be a great deal bigger than he ever dared hope 
for. Here is an instance. He was a man of forty, an office 
man and a stenographer, who received only $100 a month. Yet 
he was out of debt, he and his wife dressed presentably, he was 
affable and intelligent and his company was sought by his 
wealthy townspeople because he was companionable and of a 
kindly nature. Just when he was most discouraged at his out- 
look in life, one of his wealthy friends picked him for a $3000 
a year secretaryship position of a corporation. This man all 
along had been laying up capital in the way of regular business 
habits, integrity and optimism. He had become wealthy in 
these qualities without knowing it. The moment finally arrived 
when these qualities were recognized and capitalized. 

No man or woman becomes highly efficient all at once. It is 
a growth. It is rigid self training and self development. It is 
hard work at first but very soon this self discovery and develop- 
ment becomes the greatest joy in life. By this time you can 
doubtless see your own progress, and have a feeling of en- 
larged powers. This growth and progress may be made con- 
tinuous. This continual growth is what will make any man or 
woman great in some field. 




ESTABLISHED JULY 20, 1856. 




Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 




VOL. XCVI 



SAN FRANCISCO, CAL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1919 



NO. 6 



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Do not blame the women for the wrongs of the world. 

Blame the girls. 

Musical madness is what we are having. Symphonic 

concerts in every theatre. We hope this will cure us of the 
"jazz" music mania. 

The best thing the French and English could have done, 

to win Mr. Wilson to their side, in the matter of reclamation for 
damage done by the Germans, was to let him visit the devas- 
tated northeastern part of France. 

It is said that when Congress amended the constitution, 

passing the prohibition law, William Jennings Bryan got drunk 
— with joy. But even so, we will not join him in drinking 
"juice." Once more he will be left alone. 

Interested parties are trying to stop the immigration of 

Europeans, for at least four years. They claim this is to avoid 
the bread line. We fear it is something else. Possibly fear 
of competition. At any rate, such measure denotes selfishness 
and un-Americanism. 

One of the bravest men that ever lived, has crossed the 

dark limits of the unknown. He was Nat. C. Goodwin, the old 
comedian, who dared to marry five times, and endured the 
chains of matrimony for a period of 41 long years. Some men 
are born heroes. 

Five thousand dollars may be spent by our municipality, 

for the erection of a monument in the Plaza of the Civic Center. 
This is to glorify the deeds of our California soldiers in the war 
against the Huns. The idea is good; but the trouble is that 
the monument will be made of clay and canvas. Spend 
$100,000 and make something worth while! 

The first and most important measure, in America, to 

stop Bolshevikism, is to pull down the red flag. Our Super- 
visors will pass an ordiance punishing severely any man. wo- 
man or child, who shows a red flag. What will switchmen, the 
street workers and the auctioneers do ? For centuries they have 
been using flags of the forbidden color. 

Some twelve months ago, flour was being sold to the 

bakers at $16 per barrel of 196 pounds; and a little over, some- 
times. Then the price of bread jumped from 5 cents to 12 
cents a loaf. And the size was reduced. Doughnuts, the de- 
light of the poor, were sold at two for five cents, against six for 
a nickel. Prices have changed, and flour is sold today at $10 
per barrel. But the price of bread and doughnuts is kept up 
in the clouds. — Profiteering 



Mrs. Kara Smart Root is going to Japan to dry up the 

country. She must be very smart to make herself understood 
by our Yellow friends. 

The history of the European war will occupy many 

volumes. But many more will be written when it comes to 
make revelations of what it is said has been happening in the 
Army and Navy. Complaints, recriminations and sordid accu- 
sations are heard every day. 

To keep the West before the eyes of the East, and in 

order to perpetuate our good name of Wild West, a lone bandit 
held up a passenger train at the very gates of Seattle, Wash. 
As it was to be expected, the one hundred odd passengers 
graciously and willingly gave the bandit their watches, pocket- 
books and other valuables. And several of those passengers 
carried guns in their hip-pockets ! 

All the fuss and expenses connected with marriage cere- 
monies have been eliminated by a ruling made by the judge 
advocate general of the Army authorizing marriage by proxy 
between American soldiers now in Europe and the girls who 
were left behind. The next ruling ought to be divorces by 
proxy, for said soldiers and girls. 

Almost all of the enemy aliens who were kept under 

arrest at the Presidio have been set free by the military author- 
ities. Before being released each prisoner had to sign a declara- 
tion of his good faith and assurance never to conspire against 
our country and our government. If the occasion arise, you'll 
see how easily they break an oath. 

Cost of operating the S. F. Street Cleaning Department, 

during last year, was $347,427, according to the report of the 
street superintendent. Looking at our streets, which are far 
from clean, we think the amount spent was enormous. Of course, 
the report may not say that it was spent in cleaning the streets, 
but in "operating the street cleaning department." 

Andrew F. Mahoney, newly created police commis- 
sioner, was presented by his friends, at a dinner at the Hotel 
St. Francis, with a gold star, emblematic of his high position. 
And the next day, according to a newspaper report, the new 
commissioner is said to be making plans for a trip around the 
world. If such is the case, he is not to blame, but the Mayor. 

Senator New of Indiana, presented a bill to the Senate at 

Washington a few days go, providing for universal military 
training in the United States. Men from 18 years and up to 
30. must serve in the army instructions camps. The idea is 
good. Preparedness is necessary, especially after signing what 
good-intentioned men call an everlasting peace. 

A 55-yeai-old bachelor of Deer, Arkansas, was rejected 

in his love suit by a girl of 18, and in his desperation killed the 
girl and himself. Neighbors and town fellows, anxious to 
avenge the girl, took hold of the body of the rejected lover, 
saturated it in oil and set it afire. And that night, when they 
went to bed, no doubt, they prayed: "Forgive us, O. Lord, 
as we forgave our enemies." 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 



San Francisco Nights 



By Billee Glynn 



THE corner of Powell and Market streets is the heart of 
California. Everything of which the Golden State is 
possessed, from its own champagne, which will soon be 
prohibited, and its hunger for life at any cost, to the wise 
old owl with the yellow eyes, gazing at foot-free adventure and 
the promenade of short skirts from the corner drugstore win- 
dow, as only stuffed owls can, or old men lost in stagnancy, is 
reflected and mirrored here in a thousand colors. 

The corner seems to have been constructed almost for this 
very purpose. The telephone company's open shop with its 
score of booths, always filled, is a centre for the making of ap- 
pointments, a rendezvous where the appointments are kept. It's 
but a step to the Portola-Louvre, to the Techau Tavern, across 
the street, or the Odeon, downstairs, where the crowd is a little 
less fashionable. 

The saloon point of this triple triangle cut by the glare of 
Powell and Eddy streets, is a prayer-meeting place for gam- 
blers, bookmakers, and newsboys. If the "tip" that burned the 
wires from New Orleans won, there are gleaming faces, and 
the ring of coin on the burnished bar by the "wise ones." 

The cigarman without is a mine of "inside" gossip. He knows 
the street as a fox knows the valley. Just outside his place 
patrons line up and watch the women go by. Bounteous women 
with the glamour of June, thin women whose necks and bosoms 
were better hid, chickens with the lightness of April in their 
heels and ankles that glance like the twinkling of stars — a 
flashing assortment of silk stockings, of pleasing lines, and 
piquant brightness. Overhead — the night, blue and gold, and 
low-hung. 

The crest of diamonds decking the V-point of milady's silken 
swishing costume might easily be a star, if you choose to think 
so, or her lavellaire a fragment of the moon. 

From away up the hills come the cable cars, past the St. 
Francis, where the young bloods in the delirium of wearing a 
dress-suit usually on a Saturday night, dedicate the week's sal- 
ary to the learning of the names of new cocktails and the gin- 
fizz giddiness of the dance ; past the Manx, where there is blue 
carpet and it always appears quiet; past Herbert's, black with 
bachelors endeavoring to find solace. 

Then having reached Eddy and unloaded what remains of its 
mixed, pleasure-intent cargo, the car is turned on its platform 
and creaks back again, till only its golden eye of light shows in 
distance. A couple of flower-stands, vividly soft, offer the sea- 
son's compliments to pulchritude. 

Three girls stood just outside the telephone office — waiting 
for sweethearts. One of them was conventional, one of them 
demure, one had the sparkling sweetness of young cider. But 
those they waited for did not come. They finally made off to 
a motion picture show. 

A heavy woman passed on the arm of a French soldier, who 
wore his uniform with the uneasiness of a bandage. An Ameri- 
can Marine with a doll on each side of him looked almost as 
gauche. Waves of couples flung out of the violet of the night. 
The tide tossed up a thousand pretty faces, untold stories and 
mmy a sigh. An artist sauntered along cynical, nonchalant, 
seeing too much with eyes that had been trained to see. A 
newspaper man stopped on the corner, intoxicated. He didn't 
give a damn for anything — a girl he loved had married a rich, 
middle-aged man. Now and then came a pair who appeared 
man and wife. But in most cases there was the look of "stolen 
sweets." Marriage suffers greatly in a city given to apartments, 
and apartment houses in San Francisco are becoming more 
popular every day. 

Young workmen in twos and threes, with beer under their 
belts, strode past to the Odeon, in search of a mate and a 
dance. Uniforms of Canada, Australia, America and France, 
dotted the throngs and gave significance to the chase of the 
will-o-wisp.- 

The writer dropped down into an Ellis Street cafe. The 
orchestra was jazzing a waltz, and there were a dozen couples 



on the floor. Most of the girls were entertainers, but there were 
a few women guests. It was still quite early in the evening, as 
they say. The majority of the men, judging by actions, ap- 
peared to be learning to dance. The rest of them had come in 
to see the chorus. It was cheerful, if you like noise — and you 
paid sixteen cents for beer. 

A youthful and modestly dressed entertainer, whose dark 
charm and mellowness suggested port wine, was teaching with 
soft eyes, a naval officer, well known in the dance room at the 
Palace, more about the waltz than he ever guessed before. The 
manager of a real estate office on Pine street was clinging to 
the sinuousness of a blonde. Don't be shocked — it's perfectly 
all right — he's a bachelor. A girl in red, very slender, except 
for ankles, was initiating a callow youth into the mysteries of 
a good time. A couple of women in their October, forced their 
partners with the twirling sprightliness of Autumn leaves. 

Then the lights went out and a "spot" caught the figure of 
a tall girl coming forward to sing. It was a dramatic move- 
ment — the entrance of the chorus — and the men quit drinking 
and steadied their eyes. Men always clear their eyes on oc- 
casions of this kind — no one in any apparent degree was 
inebriated. 

The girl with the voice, who was generously clothed, was fol- 
lowed by one as little draped as a statue of spring. Then an- 
other, another, and another — till there was a whole line — the 
spotlight catching each as she came on. They were well chosen 
for anatomy — that was certain. There was youth in their pos- 
ing and the fling of their limbs. They would have brought blood 
to a reformer's eyes, and words anything but complimentary to 
his tongue. The writer, who, as an artist, has drawn many a 
model, could not see any harm in it whatever. 
9 9 © 

So Nat Goodwin's gone — having enjoyed himself thoroughly. 
That is the best reason we should not mourn him. Nat had a 
good time while he was here— though he nearly always paid a 
high price for it. Since it would be impossible for him to take 
anything with him, what is the difference? Even Edna Good- 
rich can be excused now. 

And the little girl, who would have become the sixth Mrs. 
Goodwin, who wept at his deathbed — what of her? Its nice to 
die that way with your hand in a woman's hair — for life to fade 
out in sight of her smothered tears and feel her fingers with con- 
vulsive tenderness twined in yours. What finer farewell than to 
know someone cares for you in her heart — someone for whom 
you care, and whose presence is spring. A man would not mind 
any Hell after that. But can twenty-three care for sixty-three so 
much? But why doubt it — when the man dying believed. 
When it came to women, Nat was somewhat of a poet — except 
that he had more money to spend on them than most poets. The 
last time he was out here we met him on Kearny street, a 
vibrant red-headed girl on his arm. He just appeared a little 
old man, and she was resplendant in every inch of her. You 
wondered why she wasn't with a younger man. Probably Nat 
had a tongue of running silver and a capacity for caring a 
little for each. Whatever it was it always worked for a little 
while. He did not hold any of them long — he never explained 
that. But he always found another as pretty as the last. And 
now he is a comrade of the winds and the stars, and perhaps in 
the spiritual world there are women with hair as soft and eyes 
as radiant as on this mercenary old earth of ours. 
9 9 9 

It is a long time since Dr. David Starr Jordan has looked 
upon himself as a great man. Mingling so long with students 
who have been obliged to take him seriously, he has learned to 
take himself so, and has written upon various subjects with 
academic unoriginality. His present criticisms of Germany are 
rather amusing in the light of what he said before America en- 
tered the war and even afterwards, while he still thought he 
might attain the position of an oracle. Mr. Bryan and he were 
then not only washing German linen but approving peace at 



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any price out of blood apparently no richer than water. Now 
the learned doctor has reversed himself. Not having the colors 
of a chameleon this sort is extremely unbecoming to him. He 
reminds one of a statue with its back towards the audience. 
However, in the world's history, the contortions of an oracle is 
rather old stuff. 



THE TRUE STORY OF THE KAISER'S LAST DAYS AT 

THE FRONT. 

By Julian Grande. 

Berne. — Some day the tragi-comedy of the ex-Kaiser's 
flight will assuredly be known in all its details and will prove 
one of the most humanly interesting, if not one of the most 
edifying, episodes in history. In all probability, however, 
many of those who would find this narrative most absorbing 
will no longer be here to read it when it appears. Any eye- 
witness' account, therefore, of Wilhelm's last hours as Kaiser 
cannot but arouse attention, especially if it bear every mark of 
veracity. 

This particular eye-witness was a German acting Color Ser- 
geant, who, with his company, was on guard outside the Bel- 
gian castle at Spa where William Hohenzollern had his quarters 
when the ultimatum concerning his abdication was delivered 
by Erzberger, Scheidemann, and the rest. The battalion to 
which this acting Color Sergeant belonged was looked upon as 
more than ordinarily trustworthy and loyal, and therefore on 
October 31 it was taken from the trenches and sent to Spa to 
act as bodyguard to the Kaiser and the Grand General Staff. 

It was not long, however, before the troops realized that all 
was not going as it should be with the German Army. Never- 
theless, it was with amazement and consternation that they read 
in the newspapers of the sailors' mutiny in Hamburg and Kiel, 
especially as they had always been of the opinion that it would 
be the German Army which would first collapse, and not the 
navy. In the meantime secret orders were given to the guards 
that no one was to be allowed to enter the Kaiser's castle un- 
less provided with a special red pass. Even high officers who 
appeared in full uniform and wanted to enter were held up, 
either altogether or until one of the secret police, also on guard, 
passed them. 

One day this eye-witness noticed the Kaiser walking with 
some one else in the grounds of his residence, and overheard 
his Majesty's companion saying to him : 

"Seems 1848 all over again, just the same political conjunc- 
ture! But that's not saying it'll end so tragically." 

To which the Kaiser replied frequently, "Ja, ja." 

This conversation took place on the morning after the famous 
six motor cars with Erzberger, Scheidemann and company had 
returned from the French front at 11 P. M., bearing the armis- 
tice conditions, which apparently were not taken so very tragic- 
ally, for these gentry were heard laughing and cracking jokes 
about them with the Kaiser. 

The interview of the Kaiser and with Scheidemann, Erz- 
berger and company will perhaps one day be made known, but 
one thing is certain. Even at that hour William Hohenzollern 
seemed to fail to realize the situation, and Erzberger and 
Scheidemann did not undeceive him. In other words, they 
treated him as a grown-up child. 

On the day after the armistice terms were made known to the 
Kaiser, a Thursday, the atmosphere in Spa must have been ex- 
ceedingly electric, for our eye-witness tells us that his regiment 
was fully armed and always on picket duty, and that it was 
only because they were well provided with hand grenades that 
any sort of order was preserved. That the Belgians realized 
how matters stood is evident from the fact that on the Thurs- 
day they hung out allied flags, under the very noses of the 
Kaiser and Hindenburg and the German General Headquarters. 
These flags, however, they were compelled to take in again. 

Friday night was the last night that the Kaiser slept, or 
rather spent, at the white castle or country house in which he 
had installed himself in Spa. In the town the excitement was 
at fever heat. The battalion to which our eye-witness belonged 
was parading the streets, fully armed, with fixed bayonets and 
hand grenade bags full. 

The next morning, Saturday, his company was ordered to be 
at the railway station, where they were told that a train was 
ready to take them to Berlin. At the station they found that 



the ex-Kaiser was already in one of the carriages, attended by 
a small suite. The train left as usual, but after two hours' run 
it suddenly stopped, right in the open country, and the ex- 
Kaiser and his suite got out, and entered some motor ca- 
which were awaiting them. And away they went! To quote 
the color sergeant's own words : "The troops accompanying 
him hung their amazed countenances out of the carriage win- 
dows, and spent the time on the return journey discussing what 
had happened." 

They went back to Spa, and it was then a case of every man 
for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Officers hastened 
to get hold of the first available motor car and secure as much 
benzine or petrol as possible, filling the cars with anything on 
which they could lay hands. Whether it belonged to them or 
not was quite a secondary consideration. And then off they 
went, too. The Grand General Staff began packing up, and 
that very morning Hindenburg thought it prudent to issue an 
order to form Soldier's Councils. Soldiers who could not get 
hold of motor cars took to their heels by road or followed the 
railway line. 

When they met a train with provisions going toward Spa or 
in the direction of the frontier they boarded it, and ordered 
the engine driver to take them to Germany, enforcing the com- 
mands at the point of the bayonet. If there were not enough 
coal in the engine they commandeered any wood or coal they 
could find in the neighborhood. The provisions which were 
being dispatched to the front they either sold to the local in- 
habitants or exchanged for something valuable and transport- 
able. Some of the trucks contained munitions and machine 
guns, and these they sold for a song to the civilian population. 

Apparently the company to which this eye-witness belonged 
must still have been considered the most faithful of all, for he 
himself left with the same train that had Hindenburg on board 
and what was left of the General Staff. Hindenburg appar- 
ently kept his head, or rather tried to keep it, to the very end. 
If he had not issued orders for the formation of Soldiers' Coun- 
cils, however, he would probably not have kept his head very 
long — in the literal sense of the phrase. 

One thing is certain, judging from the statements of this eye- 
witness: it was Foch's, Haig's, and Pershing's humanity and 
aversion to needless bloodshed which saved the whole German 
army from complete capitulation. If the allied generals had 
chosen to sacrifice another 40,000 or 50,000 British, French, 
American and Belgian lives, they would have made prisoner 
the entire German army and brought about a military catas- 
trophe such as the world has never beheld. 



FEBRUARY FOURTEENTH. 

"A rag and a bone and a hank of hair." 
Avaunt! Get thee gone, thou Kipling hag! 
My girl is different, my lady fair. 

She's plump and pretty and soft and sweet 
With big gray eyes and — pigeon feet, 
The kind of a girl I'd love to spy 
Ambling shyly through the rye. 
She's neither tall nor yet too small, 
But just the size for a guy like me 
To nicely trot upon his knee. 

And then her smile! 
I hold my breath the while 
From softened, rosy, lovely face 
Springs that radiance from an inner grace 
That gives me light to see again 
The universal law for men : 
A full heart is a strong heart ; 
And life without a mate is 
A pick without a handle, 
A bird without a wing — 
An incomplete and futile thing. 

Will Burt. 



For laughter and the dance with the proper amount of 

jazz, the best 63c luncheon, and an unforgetable dinner, Fred 
Solan's is the place. It is different, too. in the respect that its 
entertainers really entertain. This cafe represents San Fran- 
cisco at its Paris best. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 



Burning Our Bridges 



By Archer C. Palmer 



PROSPERITY came to the United States on the wings of 
the war-eagle. We clutched it to our bosom as if it were 
a long lost brother, and indeed it was just that, for it had 
been missing from among us for several years, it will 
be remembered, and was particularly conspicuous by its 
absence during the two years preceding our entrance into the 
war. As long as the dark war clouds rolled up from the horizon 
it abided with us; it hovered over the American hearthstone, 
and the fire burned brighter; it sat at the table with the Ameri- 
can workman and the once bare board became laden with an 
abundance of wholesome food. Prices were high but wages 
were higher. Idle factories hummed again with industry. Acres 
long bare and brown became green with new sown crops that 
merged to golden maturity and were garnered to feed the busy 
world. 

No man need be idle. Two million of our workers had gone 
over the sea in quest of an ideal. For is not world peace an 
ideal? Another million was training to follow them. To get 
them there and keep them there, we must bridge an ocean with 
ships. Under the prod of patriotism every last man and wo- 
man worked feverishly. Men long accustomed to count their 
yearly income in sums of six or seven figures, labored fourteen 
hours a day without thought of compensation. Corporations 
whose name had become a synonym for greed, the country over, 
submitted without complaint to tax rates they would have de- 
cried as ruinous, in peace times. Labor became clothed with 
a new found prestige and authority. There were few drones in 
our hive of industry and for millions of Americans, life took on 
a new meaning, the promise of a future. 

We grew to like the new order of things — the bustle and hum 
of a nation awakened. A new spirit swept over the land, a 
spirit of brotherhood — fellowship. A hundred million people 
were united with a single purpose. Mercenary motives no 
longer ruled us. The dollar was dethroned and we labored for 
a cause, noble and worthy. Except for the black shadow of 
crime that hovered over the Eastern world and the knowledge 
that many of those who had gone forth from our homes would 
not return, we could have been quite content. Every American 
pulse had been quickened. It was good to live and work. And 
we believed it would endure. We could not bring ourselves to 
picture a return to the idleness and unenthusiastic life of the 
pre-war days. 

It is a peculiarity of Prosperity that while she is with us we 
can never believe her capable of leaving, and those who reap 
the greatest benefit by her coming are the more blinded to her 
going. What mushroom mining town on the crest of a gold 
boom could ever see the abyss of reaction ahead? 

But the keystone in the great arch of renewed industry that 
we had reared was — war. Munitions for war. Ships for war. 
Food for war. When the incentive of war was removed our 
arch must come tumbling down. And just at the time when en- 
forced idleness must be the portion of the millions who had 
labored to support America's vast war machine, we would be 
faced with the problem of absorbing the millions who were to 
return from Europe. So much of the situation has been evident 
for some time. It has been talked of and written of for months. 
Its official name is the "period of reconstruction," a handy 
phrase that may mean anything and gives much promise of 
meaning nothing. 

The obvious remedy for the situation was the erection of a 
new and permanent arch keyed with peace, even as our fallen 
monument had been keyed with war. The one must rise as the 
other crumbled if the transition was to be free from industrial 
unrest, and labor disturbances. The problem was delicate but 
none the less important. It called for prompt and organized 
action. We had created an unnatural prosperity by launching 
a colossal war program and now we must finance a great peace 
program to take up the slack or be the victims of the inevitable 
reaction. 

Our legislators talked of land development plans, of national 



highway construction, of harbor improvement, and of many 
other schemes as a means of giving the returning army em- 
ployment, but the army is arriving, and not only are the plans 
still incomplete, but we are promised an additional army of un- 
employed with the coming of prohibition. But mind you we 
have no quarrel with prohibition, and it may be doubly welcome 
a year from now ! 

To the fault of being unprepared for war we have added the 
much more serious fault of being unprepared for peace. We 
paid for the one with good American lives. What shall be the 
penalty for the other? 

Perhaps the armistice came too soon! Perish the thought — 
and yet Russia was vastly better off in war than out. No com- 
parison? Perhaps not, though in common with them we are 
human, and the astonishing thing about humans, as Stevenson 
says, is that they remain human. But we had one very good 
bet left. 

At the conclusion of the conflict we possessed an organiza- 
tion that would go far toward stabilizing conditions. Born of 
the war it is true but by the nature of its being, much more 
suitable to function in times of peace. The National Council 
of Defense, with its fountain head in Washington, and its sub- 
divisions of State, County and Community Councils, would 
exert a far reaching and invaluable influence for sane and 
united effort during the readjustment. 

It was by far the greatest thing of its kind that ever existed. 
An intricate but efficient organization with established lines 
of contact from the Capitol to the most remote district in the 
most distant State. Surely we were fortunate in having such 
a system. Accurate reports of conditions in every section could 
be forwarded to the department heads. Correct information 
could be disseminated through its many branches to combat, if 
necessary, any propaganda that might be circulated by disturb- 
ing elements. In such a large and unwieldly nation as the 
United States, its existence could well be justified in ordinary 
times, and how much more essential was it in times like these. 
It was not necessary to create it. We already had it. From 
the work of holding a nation together in war it would pass 
easily to that of performing the same function in peace. 

But the National Council of Defense will never perform that 
service for which it was so ideally suited, and for which hun- 
dreds of its ardent workers had no thought but that it would be 
retained. 

By some strange freak of official judgment, or lack of it, 'he 
Council has been judged no longer necessary and is being dis- 
banded. Is unity any the less necessary in peace than in war? 

And what of the future? Our ship of State has entered an 
uncharted sea. We have faith in her worthiness, she has made 
many a difficult passage ere this, but after forgetting the log- 
line why throw away the compass? 

We raise a brave cry of good times ahead, but are we not 
actuated by motives similar to those of the boy who whistles 
loudest in the darkest places? 

Optimism is a cardinal virtue and attracts us by its happy 
lustre, while truth, if we credit the old legend, lies at the bot- 
tom of a well and must be sought for to be found. True optim- 
ism walks hand in hand with achievement and is not so well 
known as many imagine. 




Murine Eye Remedy Company, Chicago 



February 8, 1919 



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Things That Matter 



By Charles F. Adams 



In the last issue of the S. F. News Letter the 
Unionism, query was asked — "Why hasn't the press, in gen- 
eral, the backbone to call a spade a spade, and to 
arouse the general public to the seriousness of the strike situa- 
tion?" 

Since that time the United States Government has assumed 
this responsibility by publishing a full page advertisement in 
all the newspapers of San Francisco, declaring it to be the 
policy of the United States Government to stand firmly by the 
Macey award and advising all shipyard workers to resume their 
employment, and to keep their part of their bargain with their 
Government. 

The San Francisco strike agitators were compelled through 
pressure by conservative labor men and the publicity given to 
the facts by Charles Piez, Director General of the Emergency 
Fleet Corporation, to submit. The shipyard workers at a 
special meeting held last Sunday, voted five to one against a 
strike. 

The genuine Union Labor man does not want to strike. 

The man who wants more money and who is willing to strike 
and riot to get it is the man who speaks with a foreign accent, 
who has no family, no permanent address, who is dressed shab- 
bily, and lives cheaply, although he is receiving six dollars and 
forty cents a day — he is the socialist — the man who doesn't 
want to work, the man who has been attacking our Government 
and our social organization; the man who did nothing to help 
this country win the war, who purchased a Liberty Bond only 
because he had to, and kept it but as short a time as he pos- 
sibly could; the man who claimed exemption from military 
duty, either because he was not a citizen, or because he was a 
shipyard worker; the man who earned fifty to seventy-five dol- 
lars a week, while the best blood of the land was spilled for 
him by men — real men — who received thirty dollars a month 
for their work; the man who boasts that he did his bit for his 
country by enduring the hardships and injustice of Govern- 
ment regulations during the war times, when as a matter of 
fact, the threat of strike was ever present and the Government 
liberally increased wages from about three dollars a day to 
six dollars and forty cents, and more, a day. It is this man who 
terrorizes Union Labor Men when they attend Union Labor 
meetings and attempt to be heard, with the shout — "sit down 
— or I'll knock you down." It is this man who says: "We'll 
show the Government," and "we'll show the shipyards." 
"We're strong enough to do it if you men all stand to- 
gether." "If we are united — they have to come to our terms." 
"Aren't you in favor of bettering the conditions of the laboring 
man; what is the Union for; are you opposed to better wages 
and better conditions for the working man." 

With these arguments, this man overcomes the reason of the 
honest working man who is unable to resist this stream of radi- 
calism, and he floats with it. 

This man is the Bolshevik of America. You cannot reason 
with him, you cannot satisfy him. A contract means as much 
to him as a treaty meant to the Kaiser — nothing. No traitor 
could have more venom in his heart for our Government, its 
institutions and social organization, than he has. 

He is completely devoid of any sense of gratitude. Con- 
cessions to him are accepted as weakness and a recognition of 
his power. 

He is a discredit to organized labor just as he is a disgrace 
to civilization. 

He is enabled to succeed because he is persistent. The 
ordinary laboring man tired from his day's work, remains at 
home nights with his family. But the radical is present at 
every meeting, exaggerating every situation into a cause for a 
strike, getting himself on committees and working fanatically 
with hellish glee to accomplish his purpose of precipitatin 
clash between Capital and Labor so as to promote and ulti- 
mately secure the triumph of his Bolsheviki principles. 



The Union Labor Man owes it as a duty to himself as 
Duty, well as to the community to suppress the radical strike 
agitator. 

We have destroyed political Aristocracy. The claws of Cap- 
italistic Aristocracy have been drawn. But now a new menace 
raises its head to threaten our peace — the Aristocracy of Labor. 

We have fought for and thought we were establishing the 
principle that might does not make right, that our civilization 
is capable of providing tribunals for the administration of jus- 
tice between nation and nation, man and man. These prin- 
ciples apply just as much to Labor Unions as they do to Gov- 
ernments or to capitalistic corporations. The peace and wel- 
fare of the world demand that questions of right be deter- 
mined by reason and not by a resort to force. 

Personally I am a firm believer in unionism. I have no sym- 
pathy with the man who seeks to destroy or discredit Organ- 
ized Labor because of the acts of a few radicals. Such a man 
by his attack upon Labor aids the Bolshevikis because he solidi- 
fies Labor and makes it assume responsibility for the acts of 
the radical strike agitators which it might not do if a different 
course were pursued. The situation is a delicate one. 

There is afforded to the honest stay-at-home Labor M'an 
an opportunity to rendej patriotic service to his country in the 
council chambers of his Union — to repel and suppress an enemy 
to his country more deadly than the Hun — to destroy Bolshe- 
vikism in America. This power is gaining because it is tol- 
erated by the conservative laboring man who permits the 
radicals to run the Union. 

Let the press of the country arouse the laboring men to see 
and realize the false position in which the radical is placing 
Organized Labor and arouse the public generally, to a realiza- 
tion of the stern necessity of frowning down all unnecessary 
strikes and lockouts. 

Let the conservative Union Labor Man see to it that there is 
written into the constitutions of all Labor Unions the provision 
that no strike can be called unless written notice is given to 
every member of the Union at least three days before the meet- 
ing called for the purpose of considering the proposed strike, 
and there will be fewer strikes. 

If the press will conduct a consistent and persistent cam- 
paign of education and publicity along these lines, Bolshevik- 
ism will be isolated from Unionism, and it will perish. 



Auditor Thos. F. Boyle is to be congratu- 
City Beautiful, lated upon the attractive and artistic ap- 
pearance of the Auditor's office, due to the 
installation of several large potted palms. It would be well 
for other city officials to follow this example and make of the 
City Hall a place of such beauty that it will bring publicity to 
San Francisco through the world. 



Kearny Street is no longer what it was. The 
Kearny Street, old days when it was a highway to the Bar- 
bary Coast, famous throughout the world, 
are over, and the Coast itself has become only a pretense. Now 
Kearny Street leads mostly to the Hall of Justice, not very 
popular with most people. 

The Latin Quarter which once used this thoroughfare to 
reach Market Street has been given another outlet by the build- 
ing of the Stockton Street tunnel. 

Rents on Kearny are consequently going down and there are 
many vacant places. The thousand characters who wandered 
these blocks have become greatly reduced in variety and num- 
bers. 

The future of the street is somewhat difficult to guess. Prob- 
ably the real estate and insurance offices on Montgomery and 
Bush Street, will expand in this direction. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 




Mrs. HaldoTn Back in Limelight. 

Mrs. Stuart Haldorn is the latest acquisition to the bevy of 
beauties who will glorify the circus pageant of the Mardi Gras 
into a spectacle that will make the usual circus parade look 
like a cheap pasteboard imitation. Mrs. Haldorn is to be 
Polly of the Circus and she will be a much more dazzling Polly 
than the one who pirouetted through the pages of the much 
thumbed, dog-eared story — a much more dashing Polly will 
she be than any who ever trailed across our theatrical firma- 
ment. 

For Enid Gregg Haldorn is in a class by herself,, and in the 
days when she was much in the limelight, she had the same 
effect on sociuty that yeast has on receptive dough. She could 
always be counted upon to make the spirits rise, to add "pep," 
and to furnish "good copy." Every decade or so San Francisco 
achieves a debutante who by virtue of an assortment of qual- 
ities and by magic of originality, daredeviltry, happenstance or 
what you will, manages to finish up most any old week with as 
good a climax to her doings as any serial story produces for 
the bolt upright reader of exciting society fiction. 

© © © 
One a Decade. 

There have been dozens such in San Francisco — but only one 
at a time, and Enid Gregg, when she "signed herself as such, 
colored the pink and bluedom of the younger set with vivid high 
spots. But after her marriage to Stuart Haldorn, she settled 
down to domesticity a deux and only her most intimate friends 
have seen anything of her. The result has been hard on the 
smart set, in general, and society editors in particular. Stuart 
Haldorn went into one of the Southern training camps a few 
months before the armistice was signed, and his wife went 
South so as to be near him, so in a measure her reappearance in 
San Francisco will be as Polly of the Circus. 

© © © 
Suicide Ends Interesting Life. 

The suicide, the other day, of Mrs. Charles Sutro (Marie 
Berger Sutro), the divorced wife of the well known stock- 
broker, has revived the interesting story of this young woman's 
conquest of the smart set in Paris a dozen or so years ago. 
She was an obscure young woman of great beauty, with much 
mystery about her real background, when the stockbroker won 
her hand. Before marrying her he wanted her to have some 
European travel, and Mrs. Alexander, now Mrs. Kaufmann, 
consented to take her under her wing to Europe. 

© © © 
A European Social Success. 

The girl's beauty, or personality, created a real furor over 
there and Califomians, like Mrs. Spencer Eddy (Lurline 
Spreckels), were amazed at the way she walked right into the 
enchanted preserves where others had had to send pathfinders 
ahead to blaze the trail and patiently wait while some one with 
the axe of influence hacked out the underbrush. But this beau- 
tiful little Miss Nobody, indifferently sauntered right through 
to success without an apparent effort. There were tales of 
suitors there who tried to get her to ignore the claimant out 
here, but she came back and was married. She was never re- 
ceived here — not even by the returning expatriates who had 
made a great fuss over there, while she was reigning as the 
rew star in the Franco-American colony. If she was embit- 
tered by this she never showed any emotion any more than she 
had while she was being fussed and petted by the smart set 
abroad. 

Her suicide was a tragic ending to a tragic life. 
9 ■:■ © 
Beryl Whitney-Graydon-Wheeler-(Blaine) ? 

The news that Mrs. Beryl Whitney-Graydon-Wheeler is to 
add the distinguished-by-relationship name of Blaine to her 
card is no surprise to those who knew of the attachment be- 



tween Blaine and the dashing Mrs. Wheeler before Blaine's 
departure for Europe with the Red Cross. 

The Eastern dispatch says that they will be married in New 
York and will return to California this summer. Blaine is the 
son of James G. Blaine, and while his father was the big man 
of Washington he created a furor by eloping with a comely 
young woman not in diplomatic circles — in fact she was em- 
ployed in some menial capacity in a hotel or something of that 
sort. 

At least so the story goes — but after all it is this new romance 
that is interesting. Blaine is a man in the fifties and his bride- 
elect is scarcely in the thirties, in spite of the fact that she has 
been the heroine of several romances. She is a very beautiful 
young woman, and when Blaine, who was out here with a bond 
company, went off to France she registered for the nurses' 
course in one oi the hospitals and after a few months of local 
training, went East to complete a course that would entitle her 
to a real nurse's uniform, and would enable her to be of real 
service in the hospital work in the stricken war countries. With 
the coming of peace, her plans naturally altered, and the re- 
turn of Blaine to this country culminated the romance begun 
out here. 

© © © 
Heroine of Many Romances. 

Romance, in fact, is the chief factor in the martially exciting 
life that this young woman has led. Her first marriage was the 
front page sensation of America, about ten years ago. She 
was at a smart finishing school in New York, and Tom Gray- 
don was the football hero of Harvard. They met at the Har- 
vard-Yale big game, danced at the Junior "Prom," and asked 
Papa Whitney's consent to be married at the end of the week. 
He thought they might wait a while, so Tom Graydon and a col- 
lege chum of his, were forced to take a rope and ladder to the 
school, and the athletic young lady climbed down from the 
third story at the correct stroke of the hour for an elopement — 
the obliging minister, kept up by another college chum, tied 
the knot — and the family forgave the next day, and gave the 
young couple a trip to Europe. 

When this romance hit the hard rock of the every-day busi- 
ness of earning a living — which the family thought only proper 
on their return from Europe — the rosy hues began to pale into 
the commonplaces, and soon the inventor of Romance would 
not have recognized it as such and the divorce courts were re- 
sorted to in order to mend their marital troubles. 

Graydon married an Eastern heiress shortly after the final 
decree, and Mrs. Beryl Whitney-Graydon married C. O. Wheeler 
several years afterwards. This marriage, it was soon evident to 
her intimates, was not going along the ball bearings of success 
and separation preceded formal divorce action, the case being 
so quietly tried in the Auburn courts that the general public 
did not know anything about it. The final decree was given 
just before Mrs. Wheeler went East three or four months ago 
to enter an Eastern hospital. 

© © © 
Haig Patigan Recovering. 

Friends of the Haig Patigans, have been very worried about 
the condition of the sculptor, who has had a very severe case 
of the influenza, with all sorts of difficult complications, and 
they are now very much relieved to know that he is out of 
danger and convalescing according to proper get-well schedule. 
The Patigans are very popular in the Bohemian Club set and 
have been much missed in the informal peace jubilees that 
have marked the social calendar ever since the armistice was 
signed. 

© © © 
Mrs. Irwin Taking Rest Cure. 

Mrs. Inez Haynes Irwin, who is one of the most popular 
visitors who makes an annual pilgrimage to San Francisco, is 
taking the rest cure at Adlers and her room is filled with flow- 
ers sent by every sort of person — those illumined in the Al- 
manac de Blingum and those written in the simple, homely 
walks of life — for example, the man who sells flowers on the 
corner carried an armful of his blooms to the hospital and left 
them "for the Eastern lady who loves flowers so!" 

Mrs. Irwin has commuted between San Francisco, New York 
and the Battlefronts, for the last four years, and a rest cure was 
about due. 



February 8, 1919 



and California Advertiser 




Yosemite Falls in Winter. Yosemite National Park, California. The Government is preparing to .M mite an All-the- 

Year Resort. The Valley in its Garb of Snow is J New Revelation of Majestic Nature. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 




ENGAGEMENTS. 

ASHLEY-BURT. — Announcement has been made of the engagement of 
Miss Rhea Evalynn Ashley, daughter of Dr, and .Mrs. Maurice Cav- 
alier Ashley of Middle town, N. v.. to H. Perison Burt of Palermo, C^l 

BUSSMAN-RHOl »ic^.- 'ii : . engagement has been announced of Miss 
Harriett Bussman of this city, to Captain Edward Rhodes, latelj re- 
turned from overseas duty with tin- Aviation section. 

L,EWIS-R< >th. -Mis. Ray Lewis of 1842 McAllister street, annoum 

engagement of ber daughter, Miss Bertha Lewis, to Herbert Roth of 
this city, The wedding will take place in the spring. 

mi RRISON-Rl lETH. — The engagement of Miss Margaret Morrison to 
Lieutenant Charles Beach Roeth, r. S. A., hae been announced 

WEDDINGS. 

DOZIBR-KAUFMAN.— Miss Dorothy Dozier. daughter of Dr, and Mrs 
Charles A, Dozier, ami Ernest O. Kaufman were married at the 
Swedenborgian Church last Saturday ai i 

GARRATT-BRADFORD. — Miss Vere le Prances Garratl and Lieut Hope 
\v. Bradford were married last Saturday evening ;it St. Luke's. 

MUCK i.kst' >x.-vi a ;*r.— Miss May M!u< kleston and Alfred Vogt were 
married last Saturday evening at the Fairmont 

PHILLIPS-HAUN. — Miss Florence Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs 
Dixon L. Phillips, was married to George Cleveland Maun on Satur- 
day night at the home "i Hi'' bride's parents. 

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

m [LERS-WARD.— The marriage of Miss Blanche Ahlers, the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. ii. C. Ahlers of Dlvisadoro street, and Terry Wilson 
Ward of Merced will take place February 18. The wedding will be 
followed by a targe n ceptlon. 

LUNCHEONS. 

ADAMS.— Miss Elizabeth Adams entertained Wednesday at lunchi 

i, r of Miss Josephine Grant of Burllngame, at the Fairmont Hotel. 

GRANT.— Miss Emily Pope, whose wedding to Moseley Taylor will be 

an event of the spring, was &uest of honor at a luncheon given on 

Thursday by Miss .Josephine Grant at the Grant home on Broadwav. 

HOWARD.— Miss Rosalie' Howard was the complimented guest on Fri- 
day at a luncheon which was given by Miss Ruth Prior at the Wo- 
man's Athletic Club. 

MARTIN.— Mrs. Walter s. Martin entertained a group of friends at lunch- 
eon, ai the St. Pi an< la on Monday. 

Xi iROK' iss. - Mrs. i>avid Copeland Norcross of Union street ga 

luncheon at her home Monday ror Mrs. Adrian Bpllvalo, lately re- 
turned from the East. 

NOLAN.— A charming luncheon party was given last Saturday by Mrs. 
m. M. Nolan for her daughter, Miss Alia Ceclle Nolan, at Hie family 
hon a Washington street. 

smith. Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith, entertained * at luncheon at the St. 
Francis, Monday. 

WHEELER.— Major H. A. Wheeler gave a luncheon recently at the St. 
pj mmi. Hotel for his s«»n, Harry wheeler, wh.. returned from Prance 
with the Grizzlies. 

DINNERS. 

BANNAN.— Miss Isabel Bannan was the guest of honor at a dlnnei parts 

given last evening by Captain Arthur Edwards at the home of hla 

mother, Mrs. John A. Edwards, on Pacific avenue. 
COMYNS. — : A charmingly original -linn. a- dance was given a few evenings 
igo by Mr. and Mrs Leslie Comyns at their pretty home in San 

Rafael. 
DE LATOUR- — Mr. and M i eorges de La tour were dinner hosts al an 

unusually handsome and Interesting dinner party Monday evening, 
. i ai the i 'alace i Cotel. 
HILL. — Mr. and Mrs. Fentress urn assembled a few of their rrlei 

their home in San Mateo Saturday night at dinner, as a compliment 

to Mrs, .lames Parker, 
KING.— Mr, and Mrs Frank King gave an informal dinner party at their 

home last evening. 
KINGSBURY.— Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kingsbun gave a dinner last week 

at their apartment on California streel to celebrate the blrthd 

the former. 
m akvix. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained Father Cabanel at dinner 

at her home on Broadway, Saturday evening. 
PETTTIGREW.— Mrs. Percy Pettlgrew was a dinner hostess S 

g at her home on Sai pa tnento street. 

ISBERGER. — Miss Mai Inn Regensberger gave a dinner party Sat- 
in-day night In honor of Miss Elsie Booth and Dudley Bat* 

afterward the guests Joined In dam Ing, 
TEAS. 
i.i ii. Members of the younger set were delightfully entertalne i al 

tea given Saturday afternoon bj M3ss Newell Bull at the ho 

her mother. Mrs, Alple us Bull, on Pacific avenie-. 

PAYNE, .Miss Betsy Payne gave a tea on Saturday afternoon at her 
home in Washington streel for Miss Mary McCone. Over a hi 
,. i call* -I during the afternoon. 

PEART.— One of the prettiest teas of the week at tin- Palace was ffiven 
i,v Mrs, Hartley Peart, who entertained In honor of Mrs. William J, 
Davidson as a farewell before her departure ror the South to loin 
Lieutenant i lavidson, 

HOUSE PARTIES. 

GILLIAN.— Miss Hazel Gillian entertained a number of Friends of the 

army and navy at a house party recently at her home. 



WEEK-ENDS. 
CLARK. — Mr. and Mis. Charles W. Clark. Mis. Raoul Duval and Ml 

and Mis. A. King Macomber spent the week-end al Del Bd 
dp LATOUR.— Mr. and Mis, Georges de Latour passed the week-e I 

their ranch at Rutherford. 
McCREERY.- Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCreery and Mrs. Wayne 

nmt'oel to Del Monte I'm the week-end. 

ARRIVALS. 

n >i; i '. Captain Courtney Ford, who has been In the service foi 
of the last two years, has returned fp 

UVERMORE. — Major Xorman Llvermore arrived last week from Wash- 
ington and joined Mrs. Llvermore at their home on Russian Hill. 

MERRILL,— Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I >. Merrill arrived home on Prldaj i 
Ing after enjoying a five weeks' visit in the East. 

MURTAGH. — Colonel and Mis John Murtagh have arrived from Atlanta 
Ga., and are at the Richelieu for the remainder of the winter. 

M ITERS. — Miss Edna Myers lias returned to the home of her ] 

Mr and Mrs. Henry My, is after ■ rvlce abroad as a nurse, 

with the Naval Base Hospital I'nit No. 2. 

SHALLCRt >SB. — Mrs. Perc; Shallcross of London, England, has arrived 

in this city, and is Staying with her kinsfolk. Mr. and Mrs. Algi 

i Jrofton. 
SV I'l l KR.— Captain and Mrs. Leigh Sypher. wim have been in Texas 

and ai Washington foi ovei a year, have returned home. For the 

present they are M t the Fairmont Hotel. 
TEVIS Lieut. Lansing Tevls, of the T". s Aviation Corps, arrived in 

this city recently from Dayton, Ohio, and Is visiting his parents, Mr. 

an. I Mis. Win. S. Tevls. 

DEPARTURES. 

ANDERSON.— Lieutenant Robert Anderson, accompanied by hla 

Miss Ruth Anderson, and a brother officer. Lieutenant Paul Winslow. 
■ i Wednesday aboard the Ventura for Honolulu. 

BOCQUERAZ.— Mrs. Rogi r Bocqueras left for the Bast last week to n t 

Lleutenanl Bocqueras, who is due in New Fork from Prance. She 
was accompanied by Miss Anne Dlbblee, who is returning to school 
at Catonsvtlle, Mid., and by Miss Alleen Mcintosh, who will visit 
fi lends In New Fork. 

l fBERINi i. — Mr. and Mrs Prank Deerlng win leave for Santa i : 
this week to visit Mrs Charles Hopkins a1 her home, El Nidi 
a fortnight 

FILER. — Mr. and Mrs. Pller )'it Saturday for New York to it.- away 
about six weeks. 

I-TUARD.— Baron and Baroness Charles Huard, who were so much enter- 
tained during their visit in San Prancisco, left for southern California 
last Satui i : 

McMULLTN, Mrs. John McMullln, wh 

during the winter, left several days : 1 1-- ■ ■ foi Stockton, i npanied 

by her da ng titer, Mis. B. B, l errln. 

McN EAR— Cyril McNear, who has been visiting ins parents, Mr. and 
John McNear, left Tuesday for the Blast to resume ins studies ai 

I larvard. 

McNBAR. — Mrs. George W, McNear, accompanied by Miss Marian Bakei 
and George McNear, Ji ■ Thursday for Honoiniu. to 

nonths. 

I'l I.I.SIil'RV — Mr. and Mrs, Horace I'illshury and Miss Olivia I'illshury 

arrived Sunday evening from the East and are at their honi n Pa- 
cific avenin- after an absence of several months. 

SHARON. — Mrs. Frederick Sharon has gone to Palm Beach for- a visit ol 
ral weeks, before sailing for prance. 

w EYBTJR-- -Lieutenant and Mis. Robert Reno Weybur have gone to 
Santa Barbara for a visit of several weeks, 

WHITE. -Major and Mrs. Stewart Kdwaid White left last Saturday for 

Santa Barbara, where of the former's mother, Mis. 

'I'. Stewart White. 

INTIMATIONS. 

CORNISH. San Francisco society is regretting tie' fact that Mrs. Bruce 
Cornish, the charming Knpllsh woman who has been visiting here, Is 
leaving in a tew days for Tahiti. 

COMYNS.— Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Comyns "t San Rafael 

prettj homi across the bay and win be in town for two months. 

PORD Lieutenant Bernard Ford has been atered oul 

Mis. Ford at the C. O. <",. Miller home on Pacific avenue, when 
will remain for Beveral months. 

GILL. Mi. ami Mrs, John GUI, wh< Bn visiting at the Prank 

Drum residence since their arrival from Badlands two weeki 
have taken an apartment >t California and Powell streets f-. 
era! months. 

HAl.lMiRX. -Mrs. Stuart iiaidorn. will take tin- pari of the 

Circus" at the forthcoming Mardl eant and hall. March I. 

1 1 akvky.— Mrs. J. Downey Harvey, who is wintering in New York, re- 
cently enjoyed a visit in Washington with her daughter, Mrs 
i !ooper. 

HOWARD Mrs. George Howard, Jr., is visiting Mends in New York, 
and there are no plans for hei return. 

PETERS. Mr. and Mis. Charles RollO Peters will leave within a month 
or so for the East, and after a few weeks in Xew York, will go to 
France. 



February 8, 1919 



and California Advertiser 




PLEASURE'S WAND 



'Obev no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




m\&v.tii& 



Country Cousin a Joy at Columbia. 

It's bad business to be lavish with adjectives and spill them 
all over the commonplace for when a really finished perform- 
ance comes along where is the properly abashed critic to find 
anything but jaded words of praise to lavish upon a deserv- 
ing production. Superlatives that have been applied to lesser 
offerings have so lost their meaning and freshness that they re- 
fuse to look like genuine praise. Such is our punishment for 
lowering our standards to fit our every day fare. 

It is so many moons since any thing as good as the Country 
Cousin has been here that perhaps we are to be forgiven for 
having forgotten what glint and glisten, what polish and rapid- 
ity, what finish and skill were really like. It is a corking play 
by Booth Tarkington and 
Julian Street, and in order 
not to be accused of par- 
tisan politics, let it be 
stated here and now, that 
Theodore Roosevelt and 
President Woodrow Wilson 
both sat down and penned 
letters of praise to the au- 
thors after they witnessed 
a production of it. 

Alexandra Carlisle, who 
plays the part of the 
cousin, was last here in 
1915 with John Drew, and 
those who remember her 
acting then are not sur- 
prised that she has won 
such thoughtful apprecia- 
tion of her work in the title 
role in this new success. 
She is an actress who never 
strains after effect, never 
tries to yank unimportant 
lines or stage business into 
the limelight, and gives to 
all the other players equal 
chance for the center of the 
stage. It is a charming and 
vivid portray that she gives 
of the middle western girl, 
who matches her shrewd 
common sense with smart 
set cupidity. 

In the role of a young 
chap, who is so blue-blood- 
ed that it looks yellow to 
any but a geneologist, Al- 
fred Lunt has a role that he 
makes inimitable and he is 
an admirable foil for the 
country cousin, their scenes 
together hitting the high 
spots of delightful comedy. 
Lunt is weii-known and 
well beloved by San Fran- Bancit Greenwood and Dorothy 
Cisco audiences, and never Next Week at 

has he given a finer or 
more unique interpretation. 

The cast is as admirably as the principals could demand or the 
most pampered and successful authors demand. It is a produc- 
tion that you should not miss unless you have a grudge against 

yourself. 

• • • 

Orpheum Rich in Headlir 

The Orpheum bill this week meets with more general enthu- 
siasm than in many a week. In the language of the small 
boy "it is a knock out." There may be numbers that do not 




rouse you to the tip toe of enthusiasm. But the players should 
worry! For even if you do not care there are plenty of others 
who do — and they show it valiantly enough to make applause 
resound after every act. For example, personally, I think "The 
Only Girl," one of the holdovers from last week, just misses 
being a bore. Not so great numbers of people who enthusias- 
tically welcome it and speed it on its way with salvoes of ap- 
plause. 

Rae Samuels, is big lettered as a headliner, and earns them. 
Lee Kohlmar and his company do a Jewish interpretation that 
is not cut on the usual pattern. John Robinson's Military Ele- 
phants do a stunt that makes elephantine intelligence go up in 
our regard. Cleveland Bronner's "Dream Fantasy" is beautiful 

enough to supply anyone 
with perfectly good dream 
material for many a night. 
Jennings and Mack and 
Stanley and Birnes con- 
tribute to the gayety of the 
evening, and Marguerite 
Farrell, one of the few 
holdovers, gets much ap- 
preciation. 

Altogether it is a bill to 
warm the cockles of the 

vaudeville-goers heart. 
* * * 

"Mother Carey's Chickens" 
ut Alcazar. 

Mother Carey did not 
produce the kind of chick- 
ens that spread their wings 
along Petaluma Walk, 
when Powell Street is at its 
best! Her brood is the 
simple, loving, old-fash- 
ioned sort, and Kate Doug- 
las Wiggins, who created 
Mother Carey and her 
chickens, knew just what 
she was about — for in spite 
of the modern idea that 
"chicken" connotes there 
are still plenty of people 
left who love the Mother 
Carey sort. 

Belle Bennett has the 
role of the eldest daughter 
and does it exquisitely — in- 
deed it is the most charm- 
ing piece of acting that she 
has yet given us. Emily 
Pinter, aided by her art and 
a gray wig, does Mother 
Carey with sweetness that 
never gets sticky, and 
kindness that never irri- 
tates. Waiter Richardson, 
Thomas Chatterton, Henry 
Schurner. Emilie Mellville, 
Garitel Fontaine and the 
clever Alcazar children, 
who played in "Daddy Long Legs," all have roles well suited 
to their capabilities. The play has all the endearing qualities 
w'aich its authoiship implies, and the Alcazar Company gets 
the quintessence of its flavor out of it. 

• • • 

Persinger Soloist at Hertz "Pop." — With Louis Persinger. 
the distinguished concert-master of the San Francisco Sym- 
phony Orchestra as soloist, the fifth "pop" concert of that 
organization will be given in the Curran Theatre on Sunday 



Q:wntcttc in "White Coupcns' 
the Orpheum. 



10 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 



afternoon, February 9, under the direction of Alfred Hertz. 
Persinger will be heard at Sunday's concert in the Romance 
and Finale a la Zingara from Wieniawski's D Minor Concerto, 
which will display his superb violinistic artistry at its finest. 
The remainder of the program will be devoted to a prodigal 
feast of light masterpieces, characteristically Hertzian in selec- 
tion, from the just-published Leopold Damrosch orchestration 
of Schubert's "Military March," which will open the concert 
to Johann Strauss' famous "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" 
waltz, the concluding number. Further delightful numbers will 
be Gounod's droll "Funeral March of a Marionette," which is 
far from being as grim as its title; Thomas' "Mignon" overture, 
an annual favorite; an entr' acte Rigaudon from Dubois' dra- 
matic idyll, "Xaviere"; Dvorak's tremendously popular "Hum- 
oresque"; the charming waltz Intermezzo from Delibes' ballet, 
"Naila", and the ballet music from Massenet's opera, "Le Cid," 
which created quite a furore as read by Hertz last season. An 
attractive group of numbers is announced for the sixth regular 
pair of symphonies, to be played Friday and Sunday after- 
noons, February 14 and 16, in the Curran. "Baba Jaga," a tone 
poem by Liadow, based upon a Russian fairy tale, will be given 
for the first times in San Francisco at this pair of concerts. 
Rimsky-Korsakow's "Scheherazade" is always received with 
enthusiasm as interpreted by Hertz. The remaining numbers 
will be Debussy's "Afternoon of a Faun," and a composition 
practically unknown to this generation, the classical overture to 
Cherubini's opera, "The Abenceragen." 

• • * 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum bill for next week will include 
seven entirely new acts. "White Coupons" a morality fantasy 
with songs and dances will be produced for the first time in 
this city with Barrett Greenwood, clever leading actor, in the 
role. Bert Baker who is immensely popular both as author 
and comedian will present his latest farce effort entitled "Pre- 
varication." Burns and Frabito, a team of clever Italian dialect 
comedians, entitle their offering "Shoo's" a name which does 
not seem to imply much, but it is not on the title of their act 
that they rely but on the act itself, which may be briefly 
summed up as being one of the most entertaining in vaudeville. 
Harry Jolson, a brother to Al Jolson, is like him, a comedian 
par excellence. His method is original and taking and he is 
blessed with an exceptionally fine singing voice, which is heard 
to great advantage in the operatic travesties he introduces. The 
Four Harmony Kings describe themselves as "A Symphony in 
Color." They also possess the humor that is characteristic of 
their race and supply fifteen minutes of most enjoyable enter- 
tainment. Will Ferry, known as "The Frog," and also an ex- 
traordinary contortionist, will present a performance that is 
both unique and clever. Buster Santos and Jacque Hays "The. 
Girls with the Funny Figures," will return for next week only. 
The latest series of the Hearst Weekly Motion Pictures will be 
exhibited. The only holdovers in this great novel bill will be 
John Robinson's Military Elephants, and Rae Samuels, the blue 
streak of vaudeville. She will sing new songs. 



it is a role brimful of charm and humor. Alfred Lunt has made 
a big impression in the leading role opposite Miss Carlisle, of- 
fering a real starry performance. The cast from first to last is 
perfect. There will be Wednesday and Saturday matinees. 
Among the coming attractions at the Columbia Theatre are 
"Pollyanna"; Richard Carle in "Furs and Frills"; "Going Up," 
and "The Better 'Ole." 



"Don't you sometimes get tired of explaining to your 

constituents what you have been doing in Congress?" "No," 
answered Senator Sorghum, "I'm thankful if they give me a 
chance to explain instead of jumping at their own conclusion." 
— Washington (D. C.) 



W. i7. Fennirnore 

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/ / I I 
1S1 Po8t Street ( 
2508 Mission St. ( 

1221 Broadway, 



Oakland, Cal. 



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reading and distance glasses 
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ALCAZAR 

SENSATIONAL POPULAR SUCCESS 
THE GREAT DEMAND FOR SEATS 
■ " C mi iii ii. in.-.' Cor 'I Second Week, Commencing with Matlnei 
Next Sunday, of Kate Douglas Wlggln's Adorable Comedy 

MOTHER CAREY'S CHICKENS 

So Beautifully Int. rpret i i ■:■ 

THE NEW ALCAZAR COMPANY 

Belle Bennett — Walter P. Richardson 

Two .Mini.. ii Copies "i the I k were Sold and Everybody 

... See Hi- Play that Blends Its Laughter, Pathos and Young 
Romance. 

FEB. 16— "THE ROSE OF THE RANCHO" 
By David Belasco and Richard Walter Tully 
Every Nitrht Prices— 26c, 50c, !6c H.00. Matinees Sun.. Thurs., 
Sat. 25c, 50c, 76c. 



O^^ SAN FRANCISCO.- tf^r 

SYmphoNY 



Alcazar Theatre. — The popular interest aroused by the first 
San Francisco staging of "Mother Carey's Chickens" by the 
New Alcazar Company, and the great demand for seats make 
inevitable the continuance of this delightful book play next 
" week. Quite as significant of well deserved dramatic vitality 
is the coming revival, upon a spectacular scale, of the famous 
classic of early California "The Rose of the Rancho," by David 
Belasco and Richard Walton Tully, native sons who put into its 
romance, a passionate love for their beloved state. Next fol- 
low a number of recent New York successes, never acted here, C^nllimhin Thpntrp 
including "A Stitch in Time," "The Unkissed Bride," and Ed- 
ward Clarke's comedy "Not With My Money." 



5th "POP" CONCERT 

CURRAN THEATRE 
SUNDAY AFT. FEB. 9, 

ORrHFCTDA _ AT 2:30 SHARP 

^*"^V»nt« I i-CAX. Boloist— LOUIS PERSINGER 

AlfrsdHcrtz Conductor. violinist 

PROGRAM— "Military March." Schubert! " Funeral March ol a Marionette," 
Gounod; Romance and Finale iron) i» Minor Concerto, vYleniawsk] (MR. 
PKRsistiERt: Overture. "Mignon." Thomas: Bnrr' Acte Rigaudon, "Xaviere" 
Dubois: " Hnmorosque." Dvorak: Intermezzo from *' Naila," Delibes; Ballei 
Music frum "Le Cid." Massenet: Waltz "Beautiful Blue Danube," Strauss. 
prices — -".'. 50c, 75c, li.OO. Tickets al Sherman, Clay & Co.'s daily; al 
ill- nit,, from in A. M. on conceri days only. 
NEXT— r.ili Pair Symphonies, February n and i'">. 

O'Fanell Street Between Stockton and lev ell 
CllTTl Phono Douglas 70 

Week Beginning this SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MATINEE EVERY 
DAY. 

A SPLENDID NEW BILL 

"WHITE COUPONS" with Barrett tod and C pany; 

BURNS & FRABITO "S 's"; HARRY JOLSON, Operatic Black 

Pace Comedian; FOUR HARMON? KINGS, A Sympl y in Color; 

BUSTER SANTOS i- JACQ1 E ii \vs "The Girls With The Funny 
Figures"; WILL FERRY, "The Frog"; RAE SAMUELS, The Blue 
Streak ..f Vaudeville in New S"..^s: JOHN ROBINSON'S MILI- 
TARY ELEPHANTS; HEARST WEEKLY; BERT BAKER and 
CO., in his own farce "Prevarication." 

Evening Prices— 10c, 26c, 50c, lac, $1.00; Minn..- Prices (Except 
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)— 10c, :'."■ 



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Columbia Theatre. — San Francisco is having a taste at the 
Columbia Theatre, of a real Broadway cast and show in the of- 
fering by Klaw and Erlanger and George C. Tyler, of Miss 
Alexandra Carlisle in "The Country Cousin." The second and 
final week of the engagement opens Sunday night February 9th, 
and it is to be regretted that star, supporting company and play 
will have to leave us so soon. This play, which is the joint 
work of Booth Tarkington and Julian Street, is a smart satire on 
society and not a rural drama as its name might indicate. Miss 
Carlisle plays the role of Nancy Price, the country cousin, and 



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FAIRMONT HOTEL 

The Height of Comfort al the Top of the Town 

FAIRMONT FOLLIES (Produced by Winfield Blake) 

Appear Nightly, except Sunday, in 

RAINBOW LANE 

At the DINNER HOUR. 7 o'clock. DANCING from 7 to 1 o'clock 

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 

The outstanding feature of the fifth pair of symphony con- 
certs in Curran Theatre by the San Francisco Symphony Or- 
chestra was the mechanical soloist. The term is hardly a just 
one, for though the Saint-Saens Concerto in G Minor was 
played upon a piano by a mechanism, the performance was not 
mechanical. 

Harold Bauer is the pre-eminent poet among contempora- 
neous pianists, and this fact was as graciously demonstrated to 
the symphony audiences last Friday and Sunday, as if Bauer 
had been present in the flesh as he was in — well, in the record. 

It is an unusual thing for a symphony orchestra of first rank 
to lend itself to accompanying a performance upon a player- 
piano. A few months ago the very mention of such an idea 
would have been considered a sacrilege. Yet the experiment 
justified itself. The conductor pushed a button and a current of 
electricity started a record of Bauer's interpretation of the con- 
certo, and one might say the worst thing about it all was there 
was nothing in the rendition by the mechanism to find fault 
with. 

Such an incident is stimulating to the imagination, and some- 
what terrifying. Damrosch, when he set the example by first 
conducting his symphony in accompanying this record, stated 
that he thenceforth would live in fear that the "next uncanny 
invention will be an electrically-controlled, mechanically per- 
fect, orchestral conductor. But the matter won't have to go that 
far. It will have to go on farther than it has gone to have 
some far-reaching results upon the development of music. 

One can imagine that the different manufacturers of repro- 
ducing pianos will now accumulate absolutely perfect records 
of correct interpretations by great pianists of this generation, of 
all the world's great music. This will probably result in dis- 
couraging the production of pianists. No more midnight scales 
in apartment houses, no more highly impressionalistic versions 
of "Smiles that make us happy, and smiles that make us mad," 
by those talented apartment house pianists, who rever take the 
trouble to notice a little thing like a key signature. Yes, that 
would be a relief ! But with the final crusher upon the produc- 
tion of pianists — or at least upon the production of first class 
pianists, the making of piano compositions will necessarily 
cease — since it is constant contact with the medium that creates 
art. 

Mechanical organ players are sure to follow the mechanical 
piano players, and within a generation or so, there may be ro 
more really great — or even good — pianists or organists, and 
therefore fewer musicians with that broad knowledge of music 
necessary for creation. Such a situation may even result in 
stopping the development of music by shutting prospective 
composers out of a facile knowledge of the techique of their art. 

Yet there's no use ranting — if such a thing is to be, we must 
accept it. After all, as George Edwards says, "a lot of good 
music, has been composed already." He says it seems almost 
a sin to compose when you think of the great masterpieces you 
might crowd off the program — and maybe he's right. 

Maybe musicians of the future will become expert in cutting 
records. They'll have no longer to take trouble making tire- 
some scores or bothering with knowing any instrument. Rather, 
the wild-eyed composer of A. D. 2020, with several dozen styles 
of punches at his elbow, will slash out his mad inspiration upon 
a strip of paper. 

In the meantime we rejoice that we live in 1919 and are still 
able to hear such compositions as the Mozart Symphony in G 
Minor, and the Tschaikowsky "Romeo and Juliet" fantasia. 
played as the symphony performed them last week. 



HAVE YOU SEEN MISS KEWPIE AT TECHAU TAVERN. 
She is almost as large as a real honest-to-goodness baby, and 
the ladies adore her. She is clad in a gown- of silk, with trim- 
mings of fur. She has an abundance of real hair dressed in 
the latest mode. She is the last word in Kewpie Dolls and the 
ladies who dance at Techau Tavern are delighted to receive her 
as a favor. She is presented at the dinner dance and, again, 
after the theatre, every evening, and many homes are delighted 
to welcome her, as their respective mistresses bear her away as 
a souvenir of a pleasant evening. She presents every variety 
of feminine, and Kewpie, loveliness — blond, brunette or auburn 
of tresses — and is, in fact, the elite of Kewpiedom. 



FAIRMONT FOLLIES VERY POPULAR. 

So popular have become the Follies in Rainbow Lane, at the 
Fairmont Hotel, that beginning this Monday the artistic enter- 
tainers, under the direction of Winfield Blake, will make their 
first appearance every evening, except Sunday, at the dinner 
hour, seven o'clock. Hitherto the Follies have not put in an 
appearance until half past nine, but now Vanda Hoff, the in- 
spirational dancer, and the dozen other clever singers and 
dancers, will appear for the entertainment of the dinner guests, 
as well as those who come later in the evening to dance. Danc- 
ing, which continues nightly until one o'clock, is unusually en- 
joyable in Rainbow Lane, as Rudy Seiger's music is very out 
of the ordinary and a notable factor at the Fairmont. The 
Carnivals which are given every Friday evening in Rainbow 
Lane attract a particularly jolly crowd of merrymakers. 

Manuel Romero Malpica, the eminent baritone who is known 
as the "Mexican Tita Ruffo," will be the vocalist at the Fair- 
mont Lobby Concert this Sunday, when he will be heard in 
half a dozen operatic selections and ballads. The augmented 
Fairmont Orchestra, under the leadership of Rudy Seiger, will 
also give a most attractive program. 



GUESTS AT PLAZA HOTEL. 

The following registered at the Plaza Hotel during the past 
week: Howard Housten, Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. M. Salas, San- 
tiago, Chile; Corina Urbina, Santiago, Chile; C. H. Esmann, 
Giants Pass, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Davis, San Jose, Calif.; 

E. C. Webber, San Francisco; Ensign B. L. Smith, U.S.N. 
R. F.; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nichol, Nokomis, Sask.; Mr. and 

Mrs! M. F. Grosskurth, Moss Beach, Cal. ; F. E. Shingle, San 
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Glick, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and 
Mrs. W. Techner, Antelope; H. S. Howard, Orland, Calif.; J. 
Power, Merced, Calif.; Mrs. Olive Swift Robinson, Chico, 
Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Jacks, St. Helena, Calif.; Mr. and 
Mrs. Captain Charles Barrett, San Francisco; Mrs. E. F. Dal- 
ton, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. T. C. Copeland, San Francisco; 
Chas. S. O'Neil, Salt Lake City, Utah; Harry R. Warren, Wa- 
buska, Nev. ; G. C. Jones, Salt Lake City; Lieut. C. J. Leavitt, 
Fourth Cavalry; Byron A. Brane, Stockton, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. 

F. E. Jones, Sacramento, Calif.; Lieut, and Mrs. R. B. Lycan, 
U. S. N.; H. A. Harris, San Diego, Calif.; R. J. Donohue, 
Washington, D. C; Edward Frailier, Washington, D. C; Olga 
C. George, San Francisco; Eva A. Murray, San Francisco; Geo. 
F. Staniford, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Hoffman, 
Portland, Ore.; Lieut. C. Webber, Manila, P. I.; Z. M. Boyer, 
Helena, Mont.; W. W. Riner, Columbus, Ga.; Nell Shelley, 
Portland; Mrs. Geo. G. Scott, Montclair, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. J. 
E. Bellian, Willows. Calif.; H. J. Walker, Newport, Ky.; P. A. 
McCusker, Danville, 111.; A. Riley, Sutter Creek, Calif.; B. B. 
Turtle, Davis, Calif.; Sergeant M. L. Stepp, U. S. Army; En- 
sign J. E. McCormick, U. S. N. R. F., and Ensign J. S. Maris, 
U. S. N. R. F. 



IRREPRESSIBLE AUSTRALIANS. 

Australians are furious fighters who have given proof of their 
mettle in countless thrashings administered to the Germans, 
but they are also, like many other high-spirited men in other 
parts of the world, averse to control and inclined to be restive 
under discipline. Numerous stories of unruliness and flippancy 
towards superiors among Australian soldiers have drifted 
across the Atlantic. Here is one told in a letter by R. G. Rus- 
son, formerly of the New York Times Art Department, now a 
private in the Australian forces in England: 

"Yesterday on parade the officer numbered us off. The first 
man said 'one,' the second 'two,' the third 'three.' but when it 
got to 'ten' the next man said 'jack,' the next 'queen,' the two 
next said 'king' and 'ace.' The officer stopped the numbering 
and said: 'Fall out. the court cards!" 

"That broke up the parade." 



The Elder Gallery. — Next Saturday, February 15th, Henri 
Napier Carmer will be the lecturer for the "Half Hour" pro- 
gram in the Elder Gallery, which is free to the public. The 
subject is "Modern Tendencies." and she will discuss the 
Oriental philosophies Buddhism and Taoism, with reference to 
their influence on Western thought of today. The lecture will 
begin at 2 :30 o'clock, promptly. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 



THIS MAN'S SMILE IS WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS 



In one of the managing offices of a iarge corporation in this 
city is a man whose Smile is considered by the directors to be 
worth a million dollars. The office workers don't know this — 
it is a Secret of the Management. It is part of their business 
policy. It has paid dividends, increased output and keeps 
everything on ball bearings. Read about it in this article. — 
Editor. 



VALUE OF A SMILE IN HEALTH AND DOLLARS. 
By D. Herbert Heywood— Copyright, 1919. 

There is a man in this city with A Million Dollar Smile. That 
is what the directors of his corporation call it. It is because 
that man's smile is worth a million dollars in lubricating the 
whole human machinery of the corporation. The effect of his 
smile is felt all the way up, from the office boys to the manag- 
ing staff, and he is one of the staff. He has deliberately and 
systematically cultivated that smile for 23 years, and has made 
it his greatest personal resource. It has lifted him from rou- 
tine office work to a highly responsible position in one of the 
largest corporations in the United States, with world-wide rami- 
fications. 

Large corporations have come to realize that there must be 
one man at least, in their organization who shall make a special 
study and practice of such ideas, and spread those ideas' and 
thoughts throughout the whole working force. It makes for 
co-operation and efficiency to a high degree. 
Capitalizing a Smile. 

We can quote another instance of where a smile has been 
deliberately capitalized by a business man and made to pro- 
duce increased income and health also. Ten years ago he was 
the agent of a large steamship company in a Pacific Coast city. 
He was working late one night in the office down on the wharf. 
He was fixing up the schedules for the steamer that was over- 
due. His face was tense and gloomy and he was the picture 
of an overworked, conscientious, tired out clerk. Two young 
women were pacing the dock, waiting for the ship, and one 
asked the other : "Why don't you go into the office and ask the 
agent when the ship will arrive?" "What!" said the other girl, 
"Go and ask that old grouch? Why, he would bite my head 
off." It happened that the agent's wife was standing near and 
overheard the remark. The next day she told her husband 
about it. He was a young man and open-minded. The girl's 
remark was a revelation. He thought he had been working 
for the best interests of the company, and he was on the verge 
of breakdown from overwork. In a flash he saw that he was 
not serving the company's best interests by that kind of work. 
It would drive away patrons and crush him. Besides, he was 
chargined at being an object of aversion to a pretty girl! He 
then realized the value of a smile. From that moment he began 
to smile and do all his work with a smile. His health improved. 
He won the recognition of the higher officials and is now Pas- 
senger Traffic Manager of the company. 

Had it not have been for the revelation which he got that 
night he might have remained an overworked clerk, doing his 
best, but never getting anywhere. But he had a big enough 
mind to see his mistake and correct it. It meant health and for- 
tune to him. You see the point and can apply it. It is this: 
Service to others, happily rendered, brings health and fortune. 

What these two men have accomplished by deliberate 
thought and painstaking effort, others can do in capitalizing 
cheerfulness and a right mental attitude. This policy can be 
reduced to certain definite rules, which can be relied upon to 
keep anyone in good functional health, in proper working con- 
dition, happy and prosperous. Those who have followed this 
series of articles up to this point must be convinced of the abso- 
lute power of right ideas and right methods. The logical con- 
clusion is that health, right thinking and good fortune are in- 
separably tied up together. 
Rules for Health and Personal Efficiency. 

We are now going to give some rules and formulas for 
health and efficiency that will be just as valuable as you choose 



to make them. Fear and worry are terrible enemies of normal 
health. They are known to disturb the vital functions of the 
body, such as the breathing, the heart beat and the digestion. 
They produce fatigue and hardening of the arteries. They can 
be overcome. The method is simple and scientific — to concen- 
trate the power of the mind on thoughts of well-being and 
courage. It is a good thing to say: "I will not worry; I will 
not be afraid." The very announcing of that determination will 
arouse all the forces latent in one's nature. 

It is better not to stop there, but to advance to a positive 
thought: "I will be well and strong; I am hopeful and happy." 
The effect is very great. Right mental attitudes have a pro- 
found effect on heart action. To keep the mind dominated by 
ideas of strength and cheerfulness results in a normal function- 
ing of the heart. 

Avoid the mental state which allows thoughts of sickness and 
disaster and disease to come into the mind. Cultivate an atti- 
tude of mind in which health and normal living are all-controll- 
ing. Do not dwell on ideas of sickness. Set the mind's cur- 
rent in the direction of hopeful, happy thoughts. To do this 
not only strengthens the physical functions, but it strengthens 
the mind also. Besides it is your natural destiny. It was never 
intended that anyone should be angry, grouchy, depressed, un- 
happy, overwhelmed by worry. Nature's intent is that you 
should fill your mind with ideas of usefulness, power, beauty 
and cheer. You have an inexhaustible storehouse to draw from 
for these qualities. 

Try to fully grasp the big idea that you have reserve forces, 
which, when employed, will enable you to rise above the things 
that cause you worry. Surrender your mind to ideas of con- 
fidence, cheerfulness and happiness. Say to yourself: "I'm 
all right. I am bigger than anything that can happen to me." 

Cultivating a mental state of optimism is recognized as not 
merely proper, but as absolutely necessary from a psychological 
standpoint. Not only the physical functions but the mind itself 
is strengthened by such an attitude. When you have com- 
manded the mind to stop worrying, keep after it and see that 
it does as you say. Courage and confidence keep the arteries 
flexible and induce youthfulness. There is every evidence that 
the maintenance of a strong mental attitude is an actual aid in 
the body's efforts to resist infection. Courageous and vigorous 
mental states contribute much toward preventing slow diges- 
tion and inactivity of the stomach's muscular movements. 
Worry produces fatigue of the nerve centers. Deep breathing 
fosters deep thinking and right thinking tones up mind and 
body. 

A very useful and necessary thing to do in avoiding local con- 
gestion is to keep the mind off the body. Do not dwell on 
idea3 of sickness. Set the current of thinking in the direction 
of hopeful, happy thoughts. It pays to wear a smile, as we 
have already proven, and to demand of the mind that it be 




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cheerful. We cannot overthrow worry thoughts by the merely 
negative method of repression. They will surely accumulate 
till the tension becomes too severe and a break occurs. The 
rational method is to surrender the mind to opposite ideas. Re- 
place worry with confidence, cheerfulness and happiness. The 
best method in the treatment of physical disorders is not merely 
to ignore disease but to affirm health. 

The optimistic life is what nature designed us to live. This 
mental attitude is absolutely essential to the normal workings 
of every mental power and physical function. The optimistic 
frame of mind tends to lessen painful sensations. If the mind 
is tranquil its images and emotions are normally formed. If 
the mind is panicky, the images are unnatural and distorted. 
The power of memory is lessened by fear and worry. Worry 
may be cured by restoring self-confidence and by regaining 
confidence in others toward profit or loss, with inexorable cer- 
tainty and rapidity. 

A good way to start the day is to look in the mirror. 
If the corners of your mouth are drawn down and 
you look grouchy, proceed to draw up the corners into a forced 
smile. This makes you laugh. You can't help it. Then keep 
up the corners of your mouth the rest of the day. 

The power of good thoughts on health and business build- 
ing is incalculable. The best thinking which each person can 
do will result in something good and great. 

Success, health and all the good things of life await those 
who apply these ideas and principles. 



"No apparel of the theater, no ostentation, but a Biblical 
manner!" 



V ILLUSTRATION ON WILSON. 

A universal sentiment finds expression in the Paris Illustra- 
tion from the pen of the immortal Henri Lavedan : 

"With what will, with what sureness of maneuver, of thought, 
of means, of pen and of word, what dignity, what purity of con- 
science, what largeness and what vigilance of mind, what charity 
of heart, what generosity of soul, he has fulfilled the mission of 
which he felt no fear, in the face of all the most closely-linked 
problems of the past and the present, of assuming the respon- 
sibility! 

"We have seen him! 

"We have admired him! 

"Our descendants will be dazzled in their turn and that will 
remain one of the magnificences of History. 

"President Wilson will appear later in the poetry of future 
ages like a Dante, of whom he has legendary profile, guiding 
with precaution, in the infernal circles, the length of the abyss 
in which she risked descending, that Beatrice in a white robe 
that is called Peace. 

"He wanted Peace. 

"To seek her, to attract her, to draw near to her, to prepare 
her, facilitate her and make her comformable to all the 
exigencies of honor and of security that were demanded of her, 
he had the tranquil fanaticism of the Good. 

"And if he has succeeded in this task that seemed insurmount- 
able it is because he has not wanted Peace except through 
Justice and for Justice. 

"It is for Peace and for Justice that he made war. 

"Ever this man of the Law, this jurist of Sinai, this Solomon 
of the Right and of Duty, subordinated everything, his own con- 
duct and that of the States of which he was the absolute repre- 
sentative, the direction of policy and of the war, and all the em- 
barrassments and all the questions of every kind, to this ex- 
clusive and dominating sentiment of Justice. 

"He was possessed as if by a beneficent demon. 

"To wish and to do in all things nothing but Justice! 

"To want Justice and to do Justice entirely, or at least as 
completely as possible, humanly speaking. 

"Such a disposition, intellectual and psychic, supported by 
convictions and beliefs on high, inaccessible, could alone com- 
municate to his decisions the serene force and authority that im- 
posed them. 

"A thing astonishing and significant — he was so devoted to 
this fundamental task and he worked at it with such perfect 
scruple of conscience, such a fine use of reason, such a calm and 
incessant recourse to wisdom, such a moderation in ideas and 
terms, with so much method, prudence, order and amplitude 
that he semed sometimes detached from it. 

"He had no need of passion, of anger or of fracas to make 
heard the thunder, even and warning, of his thought. 



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February 8, 1919 




The Third Annual Automobile Show of the San Francisco 
dealers opened in the Civic Auditorium last Thursday night in 
a blaze of glory. 

It is a comprehensive exhibition, complete in exhibit, giving 
the buying public an unusual opportunity to see under one roof 
the 1919 offerings of the leading motor car factories of the 
United States. 

Not only is there a complete line of passenger cars, but the 
■ truck and tractor display is in keeping with the demands of the 
day, showing the splendid advancement made in the last year 
in commercial automobiles. 

The decorations are most unique, carrying out the color 
scheme in a way that has been not only patriotic but more than 
artistic. The musical program is attractive and the show, 
taken as a whole, surpasses any event of its kind heretofore 

held in San Francisco. 

• » • 

Motorists in the vicinity of San Rafael will greet with de- 
light that announcement of the California State Highway Com- 
mission that the construction work on the road between San 
Rafael and Sonoma County line will be complete, and the road 
opened for travel within a short time. The inconvenience caused 
to those desiring to reach San Francisco by way of Sausalito 
has given rise to numerous complaints. 

The two new members of the State Highway Commission, 
Commissioners Whitmore and Phillips, recently went over this 
strip of road to find out the exact conditions. 

Last summer the road was practically impassable, but not 
long ago the strip between San Rafael and Ignacio was re- 
paired, leaving the road from Ignacio north in a bad condition. 

Contractors have been urged by the Highway Commission to 

rush the work forward with all possible speed. 

* * * 

There will be no wholesale dumping of surplus army automo- 
biles, it has now been definitely ascertained. Consequently, 
those who have been holding off from buying passenger cars or 
trucks with the idea that Government cars, almost as good as 
new, will soon be available for next to nothing, are doomed to 
disappointment. As a matter of fact, where there is a surplus 
of war material of any sort to be disposed of the effort will be 
made to place it through trade channels. Manufacturers will 
have a chance to buy back their own products, or if they have 
no use for them, to facilitate their distribution through the 
regular trade outlets. First steps in working out the system 
already have been taken in the machine tool trade, which fur- 
ther indicates that preliminary arrangements for taking the 
necessary inventories have already been made. The same trade 
authority recently indicated that in all probability there will be 
no surplus of automobile material whatever, as the Govern- 
ment has use for that which is still in this country, while that 
now in use abroad is to be turned over to the Allies for use in 
reconstruction work. 

» * * 

Good roads for Oregon received a $3,500,000 impetus at the 
recent meeting of the State Highway Commission in Portland, 
when practically every county in the State was given recogni- 
tion in the largest annual program of road construction in the 
history of the State. 

The proposed expenditures will call for $2,790,200 from the 
$6,000,000 bonding fund, and for $735,000 from the auto license 
fund and the one-quarter mill fund. Thirty-seven road im- 
provements are projected, the estimated costs ranging from 
$25,000 for small pieces of work to $250,000 for paving a 12 1 ,- 
mile stretch south out of Marshfield, Coos County. 



Standardization of tire sizes, rendered essential under war 
conditions, is to continue, as logically it should, now that the 
war is over. It was so decided recently during the meeting of 
the Rubber Association of America, whose War Service Com- 
mittee aided the Commercial Economy Board in working out 
the program, which is now to be continued on principle. Both 
pneumatic and solid tire makers met individually during the 
meeting to discuss their own peculiar and particular problems, 
met jointly, along with the manufacturers in other lines of rub- 
ber manufacture at the session of the association. 

* V V 

A too literal translation of the French word "chauffeur," 
which in its modern sense means "engine stoker," has resulted 
in notice boards being placed in the principal streets of Saloniki 
bearing the warning, "Stokers, please slacken," instead of 
"Motor drivers, please slacken." It would have been more un- 
fortunate still if the very old French meaning of "chauffeur" 
had been given, viz., "robbers or banditti." 

• » » 

Roads are the arteries through which the country's lifeblood 
flows. Every good mile of road that is built stimulates indus- 
trial development and commercial expansion and encourages 
civic growth. All these elements are vital to national prosper- 
ity, which is the only insurance for the fulfilment of our present 
military aims and future progress. 

• * • 

Let us all help to keep our country fit, that it may ever hold 
its lead among the nations of the world. To help is to en- 
courage the building of good roads. 
* * a 

The motor car places the world at your finger tips — makes 
the mountains and valleys your playground, and moves the 

country's resorts and recreation centers into your backyard. 

* * * 

"Was that a dog you just ran over, Jenkins?" asked the lady 
in the back seat of the car. 

"Yes, madam," replied the chauffeur. 

"Oh, Jenkins! How could you be so careless?" 

"I wasn't careless, madam. I hit him right. It was a 
daschund, madam." 



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Gillig Bros, have a separate exhibit in the balcony at the 
Automobile Show. They have on display a working model of 
their famous sliding curtain top for which they have just re- 
ceived exclusive United States patents. 

There is also a display of the latest materials and equip- 
ments for all styles of cars. Mr. Leo Gillig is personally super- 
vising the exhibit. 

A large number of the "dolled up" cars seen on the main 

floor have been specially finished by this company. 

* * * 

This country possesses sufficient railways to handle our en- 
tire long-distance transportation requirements is the report 
made public by Director General McAdoo. He recommends 
that no further lines are necessary with the exception of local 
construction in the vicinity of Pittsburgh to relieve the main 
trunk railroads. 

"Mr. McAdoo's statement brings into immediate consideration 
the necessity for a well-balanced transportation system for our 
country," says W. O. Rutherford, vice-president of the B. F. 
Goodrich Rubber Company. "Railways, waterways and high- 
ways, the trinity of transportation, as expressed by the Federal 
Administration, is brought into a new focus regarding the rela- 
tionship of one to the others. 

"The bulk of railroad tonnage is first transported over the 
highways. Railroads should immediately analyze the neces- 
sity for prompt improvement of feeder lines and more efficient 
operations over the highways to produce increased cargo. In 
addition to linking the existing transportation highway feeders 
to the present railroad lines, the railroad administration should 
make an immediate survey of all areas not reached by railways 
but from which enormous tonnage might be obtained by the 
establishment of highway transport connections. 

"Japan is doing this very thing at the present time with the 
use of motor trucks and trailers. They are going into prac- 
tically every area not reached by Japanese railways lines and 
are establishing a unified transportation system of railroads 
and highway transports. 

"The solution of the world's food problem is not yet in sight," 
declared Rutherford. "Right now is the time for our govern- 
ment to act as it requires no argument to sustain the fact that 
hundreds of areas today can be reached by motor trucks which 
will bring produce to market that is now wasted. The repeated 
statement of the Food Administration that from forty to sixty 
per cent of our food products never reach a market is sufficient 
in itself to justify immediate railroad administration action." 

• » » 

All speculation has been laid at rest concerning the 1919 
Stutz models for the first shipment has just been received by 
Latham, Davis & Company, Inc., Northern California dis- 
tributors. 

There were many who thought that Harry C. Stutz might 



bring out a car of multi-cylinders but he adhered to his original 
design of 4-cylinders which has not only proved its superiority 
in National gruelling speed contests, but also in economical 
operations by private owners. 

The new Stutz dual-valve motor delivers fully 30 per cent 
more engine power, has greater speed, is more economical, and 
has a marked increase in smoothness of operation over what 
was thought a silent motor last year. 

The builders while strictly keeping to the original principles 
of engine design have, however, this year a more refined pro- 
duct, with marked innovations in finish. 

The body designs show a keen appreciation of the trend of 
the times. In keeping with the increased speed the present 
cars look like mechanical greyhounds and while there is the 
appearance of leanness yet in both the front and tonneau, there 
is much more room than in the previous models. 

The Stutz factory stands pat on price in spite of the war 

bringing with it the increased cost of material, the Stutz for 

the last two years has practically held to the pre-war price, 

the only increase being that of freight charges and war taxes. 

* * * 

The Van Sicklen Chronometric Tachometer, which is dis- 
tributed by Hughson and Merton of this city is just what its 
name implies — a speed-measuring instrument of the highest 
attainable precision whose readings are intermittent and 
checked every second. 

It will measure your shaft speeds in R. P. M. and your sur- 
face speeds in linear feet. A watch is not necessary to take 
its reading — the complete reading is taken directly from the 
dial — one man operates it. 

The instrument dial is divided into hundreds. It registers up 
to 2500 R. P. M. or 1250 linear feet per minute. 

By means of adapters you apply the instrument directly to 
the moving member. Your first reading is given you in one 
second. The indicating hand is held at its reading point for a 
s=cond, then released, and a new reading is given, showing 
whether the speed of the moving member has either increased 
or decreased. When the instrument is taken off the moving 
member, the indicating hand falls back to zero. 



The Nash display is one of the most comlpete in the automo- 
bile show. The Du Broy Motor Company is displaying a five- 
passenger touring car, coupe, sedan, chummy roadster, seven- 
passenger touring car, and chassis. 

This is the complete post-war models of this well known line. 
The display being all stock bodies gives the buying public a 
splendid chance to judge the high quality of design, material 
and construction. 

Few cars are so comprehensively presented to the public at 
the big show. 



THE GILLIG TOP 

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IN TWO AMNUTES WITHOUT STOPPING CAR.. 




GILLIG BROS. 



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February 8, 1919 



The Buick exhibit at the Third Automobile Show, which 
opened at the San Francisco Auditorium Thursday evening, is 
the most attractive that the Howard Automobile Company, 
Pacific Coast distributors of Buick cars, has ever shown. The 
chief attraction is a real Twelve Cylinder Liberty Aeroplane 
motor. The motor was built by the Buick Motor Company, of 
Flint, Michigan, and is one of their regular production motors. 
It has been tested and accepted by the Government, and im- 
mediately after the show it will be turned over to the Aircraft 
Division. Some idea of this wonderful motor may be had from 
the fact that it develops a maximum of more than four hundred 
and eighty horse-power and yet is so light that three ordinarily 
strong men can lift it. 

In addition to the Liberty Motor, the Buick exhibit con- 
tains specially painted and upholstered samples of all the 
latest 1919 model Buick cars. These include both the open and 
enclosed models. The Buick Bug, one of the fastest and best 
known racing cars of its time, is also on exhibition. It is inter- 
esting to note that this old veteran of the speedway has the 
same size cylinders (namely five-inch bore and seven-inch 
stroke), as the Liberty Motor. Both motors use the present 
Buick Valve-in-Head principle. The Buick Valve-in-Head 
idea was also used in the motor that propelled the big powerful 
armored tanks which were used so effectively by the Allies to 
break up the German Pill Box type of fortification. 

* * * 

The display made by the F. J. Linz Motor Company has 
created another stir at the automobile show. Like the two 
previous events, the National cars have been "dolled up," mak- 
ing it a custom-made exhibit, showing the possibilities of re- 
vamping a stock model and giving it an individuality that marks 
it different from anything else ever seen. 

To describe these cars and do them justice is almost impos- 
sible. One has to see them to appreciate the detail thought 
given in their designing. 

Already several of the cars have been sold and the Linz 
organization expects to duplicate its previous record by deliver- 
ing the show models to new owners on the closing day of the 
show. 

* » » 

The Pennsylvania tires this season show some new models. 
The cord-tread is now being made up for Ford and in all the 
other popular sizes, finished in channel tread and vacuum cups 
carrying the full 6,000 mile guarantee that has always been 
given on Pennsylvania tires. 

An innovation in the building of these cord tires is that two 
layers are applied at the same time in building, delivering 
greater strength and wearing qualities. 

Johnny Crowe, one of the partners of Tansey & Crowe, Penn- 
sylvania distributors, is back at his desk after a year and a 
half in the service. 

Crowe returned home New Year's Eve with Captain Frank 



Murray, and helped take care of the latter when he was stricken 
down with influenza on his way home. Crowe hardly reached 
the city before he, too, had to take to his bed, and it was only 
until last Monday that he was able to return to active business. 
* * * 

The Pioneer Motor Company has a splendid exhibit at the 
Automobile Show displaying some of the latest models from 
the Peerless factory, which carry the two power range motor 
that made the wonderful high gear demonstration on California 
Street hill, and immediately after, developing 72 miles per hour 
speed on the Sloat Boulevard. 

The exhibition of cars which includes touring and enclosed 
models show the high degree of body art work that has been de- 
veloped at the Peerless factory, one of the oldest in the in- 
dustry. 

• • * 

Mr. R. H. Keaton, President of the Keaton Tire and Rubber 
Company, just left San Francisco for his regular semi-annual 
visit to the factory in Akron, Ohio, and also to close important 
rim contracts with the various rim companies in the East. 

Anticipating the largest business in the history of his Com- 
pany, for the touring season of 1919, Mr. Keaton is preparing 
well in advance for an increased stock of tires and also of rims 
and rim parts of all makes. 

"The increase in sales of Keaton Non-Skid tires during the 
past year, and under war conditions, has been most gratifying. 
It is my belief that auto traffic will be unusually heavy this 
coming spring and summer and heavy demand will be made on 
my Company for tires and rims. My present trip East is to 
prepare for a revived 'Peace Market.' " 

• • • 

As a class the farmer has derived by far the greater benefit 
through the advent of the automobile, and it is significant that 
the prosperity experienced by our agriculturalists during the 
past twenty years has been in direct proportion to the develop- 
ment of the automobile. 

It has been shown statistically that about 2,000,000 automo- 
biles are in the every-day use of farmers. Suppose each car 
is driven the short distance of ten miles daily and carries but 
one passenger. Substitute horses and the loss in production 
would exceed $250,000,000. The disappearance of the auto- 
mobile would make it necessary to increase the horse popula- 
tion by about 25,000,000. The land required for feeding these 
horses would raise enough wheat in a single year to pay the 
National Debt, including the Liberty Bond issues to date. 



There are many garages in town and the motorist is often 

in a quandary as to where to go. especially for permanent ser- 
vice. There are very few who give you the quality of service 
of Dow & Green, in Taylor street, between O'Farrell and Geary. 
Here your car will receive something more than the "once 
over," and the prices are moderate. 




offer has been granted. For the benefit of those who could not take advantage of the free tube offer during the 
Holidays and who are now ready to purchase their Winter Equipment of KEATON NON-SKID T IRES 

we will- FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY, give without charge, a heavy, red rubber Keaton Tube with every 
purchase of Keaton Non-Skid Tires and Keaton Ribbed Type Tires. This offer applies to EXCHANGES FOR 
YOUR OLD CASINGS, as well as straight sales. Keaton Non-Skids arc as essential as your brakes Buy now and 
get the added benefit of a free tube. 

San Francisco WW" T * 1 ¥^ 1 1 f** Oakland 

Phone Prospect 324 ^.CSLlOIl 1 1]T6 CHIQ IyUDDSF VsO* Phone Lak«ide I26 Y 



February 8, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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The Lincoln Highnv cture Trip of this M ,-rful Highway. Ft 

Pacific Terminus in S.m Francisco The Counties Through Which i: 

Quarter of the Population of the L'nr 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 8, 1919 



INSURANCE 



The expansion of most insurance offices having headquarters 
at San Francisco, coupled with the tremendous increase in Cali- 
fornia industries indicates the need in the Pacific field for ad- 
ditional insurance facilities. Hardly an office in San Francisco, 
but could take a much larger volume of business than that per- 
mitted by their present limit. Some of the offices that have 
been forced to expand their present quarters in order to prop- 
erly care for their increased business, include those of Edwin 
Parrish, Balfour, Guthrie & Co., the Continental's and Allied 
Company's, Pacific department, the Fred S. James Co., exten- 
sion of the Potter agency, re-entering to the business of the 
H. M. Newhall Co., the California and Commercial Unions, 
the W. W. Alverson Agency and the Edward Brown & Sons, 
general agency. All managers agree that they are forced to 
turn business away owing to the lack of carrying capacity; busi- 
ness that is peddled about the streets and which could be held 
if more companies were in the field. 

• * * 

A condition which has long called forth severe criticism, and 
which the passage of the anti-rebate law in California was ex- 
pected to improve, continues to be a source of annoyance to the 
local agent with little hope for ultimate relief. The properties 
of the Catholic Church, particularly, as well as those of other 
religious orders, has long been written through the instrumen- 
tality of a single broker; the religious orders by this means 
securing the benefit of a substantial rebate. Although the re- 
bate law passed by a previous legislature has been in force for 
some time, no decisive action has been taken against this 
clearly unlawful practice and now, just upon the eve of some 
concertive action by the local agency organizations looking for 
relief, a bill has been introduced into the present legislature 
seeking to amend section 633b of the Political Code, prohibit- 
ing rebates in so far as such measure concerns the insurance of 
religious or charitable organizations. 

• * * 

The annual statement of the Western States Life Insurance 
Company has just been published. They wound up the year 
with the biggest December business in the history of the com- 
pany. They wrote $739,000 of new business during this month. 
January was the biggest January in the history of the company, 
the new business amounting to $850,000. The profit for 1917 
( if not for the abnormal death losses which affected every life 
insurance company) would have been $150,000. As it was, the 
company received $47,456 in interest on their income. They 
have $2,000,000 deposited with the State of California and be- 
sides, the policyholders are protected with $1,120,000, surplus. 
Mr. W. J. Saunders, President of the company is to be congratu- 
lated on his splendid administration which has proved as satis- 
factory to the policyholders as to the stockholders. 

• • • 

P. G. Hall's headquarters have been changed from Los An- 
geles to San Francisco. He will assist J. C. Wicker in cover- 
ing the territory north of Tehachipi for the Continental, Fidel- 
ity-Phoenix and American Eagle. Special Agent George J. 
Jones has been transferred from Spokane, Wash., to Portland. 

Ore. He is with the Liverpool & London & Globe. 

• » * 

The Liverpool & London & Globe lead last year in the race 
for San Francisco premiums, with $247,989 to its credit. The 
Home was a close second, with $226,882, then followed the 
Aetna, with $188,708; Hartford, $159,820; Fireman's Fund, 
$156,875; Royal, $125,915; Ins. Co. of North America, $103,- 

461 ; Continental, $92,312. 

• • » 

George R. Crawford, for forty years president of the West- 
chester, and for fifteen years secretary, has resigned and Otto 
E. Schaefer, for thirty years with the company, is now its presi- 
dent. 

• * * 

The City of Seattle will spend $70,000 for motor fire appa- 
ratus. 

• » • 

The Home has removed the outstanding business of the Ham- 
burg-Bremen to this country. 



The Continental Casualty collected $231,000 in accident and 
health premiums last year in California, a gain of $77,000 over 
the previous year's experience. 

* * * 

Stuart L. Johnson, who joined the colors and saw service in 
the Navy, is back at his desk in the city department of the Liv- 
erpool & London & Globe. 

* * * 

The Queen has gone on the sole agency system at Seattle. 
McGraw, Kittinger & Case, who have represented the Queen 

for twenty years, give place to Gottstein's, Inc. 

* * * 

Roy B. Davis has been elected an assistant secretary of the 
National Casualty, and former Assistant Secretary Luther E. 
Mackall is now vice-president. 



He: "Mr. Cadby refused to recognize me today. Thinks, 

I suppose, I am not his equal." She: "Ridiculous: Of course 
you are. Why, he's nothing but a conceited idiot." 



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California 
and Van Ness Ave. 

Special Tops Painting 
Seat Covers 





Kirk Automobile 
Repair Company 

999 Geary Street, Cor. Polk 

Tel. Franklin 1686 San Francisco, Cal. 

Repairing, Painting, Supplies, General 

Machine Work 



Automobile Starting and Lighting Systems 
Give Satisfactory Results When Given Proper Attention 

We specialize on electrical equipment, storage batteries, etc. 
and guarantee satisfaction. 

GUARANTEE BATTERY COMPANY 

639 Van Neil Ave. BRAND 4 CUSHMAN Phone Pro. pect 74 1 



U. S. Garage 


Pearson Garage 


750 Bush Street 


345 Bush Street 


Phone Garfield 713 


Phone Douglas 2120 


Repair Shop and Annex 350 Bush Street 


Largest and most complete Garages in the Wesi 



TIRES 



VULCANIZING 



THOMAS H. ELKINGTON 

Distributor for KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRES 

Long Mileage Tires and Second-Hand Tires 
1143 VAN NESS AVE.— Near Geary Phone PROSPECT 1S66 



OLD HAMPSHIRE BOND Typewrl ^ r n p u a s ??r o s t Covers 

The Standard Paper for Business Stationery. "Made a little better than 
seema necessary." The typewriter papers are sold In attractive and dur- 
able boxes containing five hundred perfect sheets, plain or marginal ruled_ 
The manuscript covers are sold In similar boxes containing one hundred 
sheets. 

Order through your printer or stationer, or. If so desired, we will sen* 
a sample book showing the entire line. 

BLAKE, MOFFITT d. TOWNE 

Established 1855 
37-45 FIRST STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



February 8, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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Two readers of a paper wrote and asked the editor- 
one how to get rid of grasshoppers, and the other how to treat 
the gums of babies when teething. The editor answered both 
readers, but somehow or other the answers got mixed, so that 
the reader who asked how to get rid of grasshoppers was 
shocked when he read the editor's reply: "The best way to 
treat them is to rub their gums with indiarubber, and give them 
a warm bath twice a day." The one who wrote about the 
babies' teething got the following reply: "The best way to get 
rid of those little pests is to cover them with straw and set fire 
to them." 



While the train was waiting on a side track down in 

Georgia, one of the passengers walked over to a cabin near 
the track, in front of which sat a cracker dog, howling. The 
passenger asked a native why the dog was howling. "Hook- 
worm," said the native. "He's lazy." "But," said the stranger, 
"I was not aware that the hookworm was painful." " Taint," 
responded the garrulous native. "Why, then," the stranger 
queried, "should the dog howl?" "Lazy." "But why does 
laziness make him howl?" "Wal," said the Georgian, "that 
blame fool dawg is sittin' on a sandbur, an' he's too tarnation 
lazy to get off, so he jes' sets thar an' howls 'cause its hurts." 



The eye of a little city girl was attracted by the sparkle 

of dew at early morning in a park. "Mamma," she exclaimed, 
"it's hotter'n I thought it was." "What do you mean, darling?" 
"Look, the grass is all covered with perspiration." — Exchange. 



"It is remarkable that so many women should be work- 
ing." "Women have always worked," replied Miss Cayenne. 
"The principal difference just now is that they are working 
away from home and getting paid for it." — Washington Star. 




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February 8, 1919 




Small Girl (at charity fair) : "Ain't that a nice little 

dawg?" Duchess of Dingdong (owner of the animal) : "Its a 
dog, child; not a 'dawg.' " Small Girl: "Its awfu' like a dawg, 
ain't it?" 

"A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!" roared 

Richard III. A wag in the gallery shouted, "Wouldn't a donkey 
do for you?" And the quick reply came back, "Yes; come 
round to the stage door!" 

"To be happy a man needs a wonderful digestion, and a 

woman needs a beautiful attire," said Mr. Jones. "Yes," com- 
mented Miss Brown; "one wants the stomach of an ostrich and 
the other wants the feathers!" 

They had lost their way in their new and expensive car. 

"There's a sign, dear. Are we on the right road?" With a 
flashlight he read : "To the poor house." "Yes," he answered. 
"We are on the right road and we didn't know it." 

"This snowstorm painting is very fine, indeed," said the 

critic to the artist; "it almost makes me feel cold to look at it." 
"Yes, it must be realistic," admitted the other; "a fellow got 
into my studio in my absence, looked at the picture, and uncon- 
sciously put my fur overcoat on before he went out." 

In pre-war days the Services had the reputation of being 

very jealous of each other, and sailors always asserted that 
soldiers cleaned only the toes of their boots. The other day 
this ancient gibe was dragged out once more at the expense of 
a sergeant. "Well, of course," replied he, indignantly; "you 
don't suppose we're out to show a clean pair of heels, do you?" 

There is a certain long-suffering father whose nerves 

sometimes give way under the constant fire of questions from 
his talkative eight-year-old son. "Dad," asked the youngster, 
just as the old man had one evening settled down for a perusal 
of his newspaper. "Dad, am I made of dust?" "I think not!" 
responded the unhappy parent. "Otherwise you'd dry up now 
and then." 

An Irishman presented himself before a Liverpool mag- 
istrate to seek advice. "Sor," he said, "I kapes hens in my 
cellar, but th' wather pipes is bust, an' me hens is all drownd- 
ed." "Sorry I can't do anything for you," said the magistrate; 
"you had better apply to the water company." A few days 
later Pat again appeared. "Well, what now? What did the 
water company tell you?" queried the magistrate. "They tould 
me, yer honour," was the reply, "to kape ducks." 

They were playing poker in a Western town. One of 

the players was a stranger, and was getting a nice trimming. 
Finally, the sucker saw one of the players give himself three 
aces from the bottom of the pack. The sucker turned to the 
man beside him and said: "Did you see that?" "See what?" 
asked the man. "Why, that fellow dealt himself three aces 
from the bottom of the deck," said the sucker. "Well, what 
about it?" asked the man. "It was his deal, wasn't it?" 

A colonel who was a stern disciplinarian gathered his of- 
ficers about him and issued orders for the regiment's forth- 
coming train journey to the coast. "I don't object to an inno- 
cent good time on the men's part during this journey," he said, 
"but you will see to it that there's no swearing, no skylarking, 
no card playing, and as little cigarette smoking as possible." 
"Pardon me, colonel," said a timid voice, "but would you object 
if I took along a little plain sewing to occupy my company and 
myself?" 

After the third addition to the family it became neces- 
sary to secure the services of a permanent nurse. "Now, my 
husband is very particular whom I engage as a nurse," said the 
mistress to a girl who had applied for the position. "He wishes 
me to go into the most minute details about your qualifications. 
Do you know how to prepare food? Can you sew and mend? 
Do you mind sitting up late at night? Are you faithful and 
devoted, and have you a kind, loving disposition? Will you 

" "Excuse me, ma'am; am I to take care of the baby or 

your husband?" replied the girl. — Tidbits. 



AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 



BANK OF 
NEW SOUTH WALES 



(ESTABLISHED WD 



Paid-up Capital 

Reserve Fund 

Reserve Liability of 
Proprietors 

Aggregate Assets 

31st March I91H 




$19,524,300.00 
- 14,750,000.00 
■ 19,524,300.00 

$53,798,600.00 
$305,984,997.00 



J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

:«-•> BRANCHES and AGENCIES in the Australian Starts. New Zealand. 
Fiji. Papua, (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 



Head Office : 
GEORGE STREET. SYDNEY. 



London Office : 
29, TI1READNEEULE STREET. E. C. 2 



The San Francisco Savings and Loan Society 

SAVINGS COMMERCIAL 

526 CALIFORNIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 

Member u[ the Associated Savings Hanks of San Kimit'iseo 

MISSION BRANCH - - Mission and 21st Street! 

PAXK-PRESIDIO DISTRICT BRANCH Clement and 7th Avenue 

H UGHT STREET BRANCH ■ Haight and Belvedere Street. 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 

Assets $ 58,893,078.42 

Deposits 54.358,496.50 

Capital Actually Paid Up 1,000,000.00 

Feserve and Contingent Funds 2,336,411.92 

Employees' Pension Fund 295,618.00 

OFFICERS. 

Jul IN A. BUCK, President 

GEO. TOITRNY. Vice-President and Manager 

A. H. It. scn.Mli'T. Vk-c- President and Cashier 

E. T. KRDSE, Vice-President 

WILLIAM HERRMANN. Assistant Cashier 

A. II. MULLER. Secretary 
\VM. D. newhoi'sk. Assistant Secretary 
GOODFELLOW. EELLS, MOGRE & ORRICK, 
General Attorneys 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
JOHN A BUCK A. II. R. SCHMIDT A. HAAS 

GEO. TOURNY I- N. WALTER E. N. VAN BERGEN 

B. T. KIU'SE HUGH GOODFELLOW ROBERT HOLLAR 

10. A. CHRISTENSON L. S. SHERMAN 

THE CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 



HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO 

SIR UWUNO WHKIR, C. V. 0.. U. 0.. D. C. L. Prcsidnl 

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ESTABLISHED 1867 
Paid-up Capital $ 15,000,000 

Reaerve Fund 15,000,000 

Aggregate Resource 440,300,000 
London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 
Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 
SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH— 450 CALIFORNIA STREET 
Bruce Heathcote, Manager 
A. A. Wilson, Assistant Manager 



The Bank of Service 

An illuminative measure of the quality of Anglo service, its 
appreciation by bankers and commercial public is to be found 
in the record of our growth : 
DEPOSITS 

APRIL 28, 1909 - - - $18,686,555.53 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 $72,334,406.22 

RESOURCES 

APRIL 28. 1909 - - - $26,156,224.32 

DECEMBER 31, 1918 - $115,134,798.17 

We invite banks, corporations and individuals to submit their 
banking and investment problems, both domestic and foreign, 
assuring them of the cordial co-operation of our experts. 

THE ANGLO AND LONDON 
PARIS NATIONAL BANK 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 



AUTOMOBILE PHOTOGRAPHER 

Chas. M. Hiller 

TELEPHONE PROSPECT 1140 



1117 GEARY ST. 



NEAR VAN NESS AVE. 



February 8, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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The Four-Minute-Men 



By Charles F. Adams 



DURING the great war that has just ended many organiza- 
tions of patriotic citizens sprung up to co-operate with 
the Government. For each service that was required 
there was an organization devoted to that particular 
work. To the Four-Minute-Men alone was given the task of 
backing up all war service activities. 

The "Four-Minute-Men" was organized as a department of 
the Committee upon Public Information to serve as a Speakers' 
Committee to conduct a campaign of publicity and education 
among all the people as to the history and causes of the war, 
and the principles for which we were fighting and the specific 
ways in which the people could co-operate with the Government 
in order to win the war. 

"Four-Minute-Men" organizations were established in every 
State, County and community in the nation. At the close of the 
war there were 75,000 Four-Minute-Men who reached an au- 
dience of about 11,000,000 people a week. The work of the 
Four-Minute-Men was originally confined to speaking for four 
minutes in movie houses. 

This plan soon expanded so that particularly in the smaller 
communities the Four-Minute-Men spoke at lodge meetings, 
socials and gatherings of all kinds. They were particularly 
called upon as campaign speakers for all the drives — for the 
Liberty Loan Bonds, the Red Cross, the War Savings Service, 
the United War Service Fund, and to secure co-operation for 
the Government in matters which it considered and which expe- 
rience proved v/ere necessary for the winning such as co-operat- 
ing with the Food Administration, Fuel Administration, Labor 
Department, etc. 

The "Four-Minute-Men" Committee was organized by Jesse 
H. Steinhart in San Francisco in August, 1917. The Charter 
Members were Jesse H. Steinhart, chairman; Paul Bancroft, 
secretary; Charles F. Adams, Charles Albert Adams, T. D. 
Brcigalupi, Leslie E. Burks, Colbert Coldwell, Dr. A. H. 
Giannini, Louis Greenfield, Laurence W. Harris, Al. Katschin- 
ski, Gustave Lachman, Hugh K. McKevitt, William H. Mc- 
Carthy, Clarence M. Oddie, A. Pedrini, Louis Reichert, Eugene 
Roth, A. K. Salz, Albert Schwabacher, Charles Vail and Walter 
S. Weeks, nearly all of whom served faithfully to the end, 
and some of whom attained to special prominence in war serv- 
ice work, particularly Jesse H. Steinhart, who handled the Com- 
mittee of One Thousand in the last Liberty Loan drives, Law- 
rence Harris who by his personal magnetism and patriotic en- 
thusiasm alone raised two million dollars for the Third Liberty 
Loan campaign, and who subsequently went to Paris for the 
Red Cross, to help in organization and relief work there; Al- 
bert Schwabacher, who was made Fuel Administrator of Cali- 
fornia; Charles Albert Adams, who was made chairman of the 
Speakers' Committee for the War Savings Service; Wm. H. 
McCarthy, chairman of the Knights of Columbus Campaign 
Committee, and Walter S. Weeks, who became chairman of the 
Publicity Committee for the Liberty Loan drives. 

The local "Four-Minute-Men" organization continued to ex- 
pand in numbers and in usefulness until at the end of the war 
this committee consisted of seventy-five of San Francisco's 
most prominent public speakers, her best lawyers and her 
most public-spirited men and women. 

The following are the names of those who stood upon the 
firing line before the movie audiences and fired their volleys of 
patriotic fervor : Lloyd S. Ackerman, David Atkins, A. P. 
Black, Christopher Bradley, J. A. Callahan, Dr. A. A. D'Ancona, 
David Eisenbach, Mrs. A. G. Fickeisen, M. E. Harrison, Jos. 
Haber, Jr., Miss A. B. Kelly, Aaron Levitt, Del S. Lawrence, 
Miss M. Morgan, Henry A. Melvin, Milton Newmark, Grover 
O'Connor, Robert C. Porter, James K. Steele, J. Cruise Walker, 
Jos. Thompson, Chas. F. Adams. J. J. Banbury, Gus L. Baraty, 
Fred L. Berry, Frank Devlin, Sidney M. Ehrman, Norman A. 
Eisner, Robert B. Gaylord, Chas. W. Helser, Thomas W. 
Hickey, A. C. Keane, Miss Gail Laughlin, Wm. R. McWood, 
L. F. Millet, Louis H. Mooser. F. S. Nelson. Edgar D. Piexotto, 



Daniel A. Ryan, Nat Schmulowitz, Howard Sheehan, A. B. 
Weiler, Frank B. Austin, W. F. Burke, Samuel Breyer, Frank 
Belgrano, Miss A. M. Doyle, Frank English, Roy Fellom, 
Joseph Hickey, J. Emmet Hayden, Lile T. Jacks, Rufus H. 
Kimball, David L. Levy, Henry E. Monroe, Jos. H. Mayer, 
Milton Marks, Clarence Ogden, John S. Partridge, Miss A. G. 
Regan, Bert Schlesinger, Chas S. Wheeler, Jr., Hartley F. 
Peart, Aaron Sapiro, Albert A. Rosenshine, and Clarence W. 
Morris. 

To Jesse H. Steinhart, .the chairman, is due great credit for 
his untiring efforts in keeping the "Four-Minute-Men" at the 
high standard of efficiency, to which they attained. 

It appears to me to be a great pity that "The Four-Minute- 
Men" organization should be disbanded. Their services are 
greatly needed at this time in inspiring the people with con- 
fidence in the future; in combating Bolsheviki propaganda; in 
conducting an educational campaign to prevent strikes and in- 
dustrial unrest; to point the way to the solution of after-the-war 
problems. 

The "Four-Minute-Men" organization proved itself to be so 
indispensible that in my judgment President Wilson will upon 
his return to this country, revive its activities or establish sim- 
ilar agencies for bringing about general co-operation in restor- 
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February 8, 1919 




To look really smart is a huge problem that the average wo- 
man is just beginning to solve. The Parisian, by a natural in- 
stinct, chooses her clothes correctly and wisely, and always 
looks chic. But the American woman in the past has been in- 
clined to lavish upon herself finery that was neither well chosen 
nor becoming. To attain that height of charm that the Parisian 
possessed was not a matter for a few moments' thought and 
then dismissal. It required a study of one's own personality, 
attractions, and detractions, and then the search for the exact 
lines in dress that accentuated the attractions and artfully hid 
the defects. 

Having found the suitable lines, the harmony of the costume 
must be considered — harmony, for instance, between hat and 
suit, and shoes and suit; and then, of course, harmony in the 
color scheme. Some women carelessly wear the hat that they 
wear at the matinee, when they go for a walk in the morning. 
The time and place must be given consideration, for how absurd 
to wear a dressy hat with a mannish walking costume. If the 
hat is dressy the suit or coat must be dressy and the shoes must 
be of a rather dainty last. If one does not properly complement 
the other, the entire costume is a failure, even though each part 
in itself is pleasing. The discordant combination has a dis- 
tasteful effect. 

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the material is of inferior quality the time and labor have 
been spent in vain. An expensive material will outlast the 
cheaper material and always is a mark of good taste. The 
present modes require very little material and for that very 
reason everyone ought to exert extensive efforts to buy the 
best material. 

Affairs are gradually becoming normal and very soon the 
market will lower the prices of woolen goods — not as low as 
the pre-war prices, however, for market conditions are never 
the same after a war as before. And with the material cheaper, 
no one will have the slightest excuse for not being a smart and 
well-dressed person. 



The Consideration of Shoes. 

Thanks to the sensible buyers and, I must say, sensible wo- 
men, the demand for novelty shoes has decreased and they are 
now passee. So few have feet that can wear these oddly cut 
boots and shoes; and still just those who can not will attempt it 
if it has been approved as the prevailing mode in footwear. If 
one has those dainty little feet that look well only in short 
vamp shoes, one should stick to short vamp shoes whether la 
mode censors them or not. Loud, extreme colors should be 
avoided, and if one wants a spot of light color next the skirt, 
there are many subdued shades of spats that one may get at 
a reasonable price. 

One of the most durable styles that one could buy for dressy 
wear is the black kid pump. These are always in fashion and 
will outwear patent leather, which becomes rather old-looking 
after a very short time. For street and walking, dark brown or 
mahogany colored oxfords with the military heel, are very 
smart. Evening pumps are dependent upon the color of the 
gown. But if there is doubt as to what color will best harmon- 
ize with the frock, it is always safe to wear silver cloth. 

Little Change in Silhouette. 

Spring brings us no change in the silhouette of the costume. 
The long slim lines have proved so desirable that they will not 
slip away after just one season. Many little changes are seen, 
such as novelty sleeves and collars. This attractive frock of 
serge and satin for Misses has a very unusual collar, having one 
end extend down to about the knee. The other has a rather 
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THE ALLIED MISTAKE ABOUT RUSSIA. 

The Supreme Council of the Peace Conference has an- 
nounced its Russian policy. We all look with great expecta- 
tions to the work of the Peace Conference, and therefore it is 
painful to state that the Russian policy, just announced by the 
Allies, is a great disappointment to all Russian patriots and 
democrats. 

The fundamental fault in the Allied decision regarding Rus- 
sia is that they have evidently undertaken to decide the fate 
of Russia without consulting the Russians themselves. There is 
in existence the so-called "Soviet Russia," and Russia proper. 
The Bolshevikist Soviets control a part of Central Russia with 
about 40,000,000 population, while the anti-Bolshevikist Gov- 
ernments control the rest of Russia, with about 120,000,000 
population, not counting Finland. 

Russia, as a whole, has rejected the Bolshevikist rule through 
the Constituent Assembly elected on the basis of universal, 
direct, equal and secret suffrage. The Bolsheviki dispersed 
the Constituent Assembly with bayonets, and even in that part 
of Russia where they still rule, they rule through mass terror. 
Not only the liberals, but also all the Socialist factions in Rus- 
sia are against them. Not only the bourgeoisie, but the peas- 
ants and the workingmen, as well, are constantly rising against 
the Bolshevikist rule. The Bolsheviki rule the starving 
population through the Red Guards and the Red Army, bodies 
of well-paid and well-fed men. The Tzar's regime, dreadful 
as it was, may be favorably compared with the Bolshevikist 
tyranny. Under the Tzar's regime there was a liberal and, from 
time to time, even a socialist press in existence. Fundamental 
human rights, the lives of women and children were to a cer- 
tain extent respected. Under the Bolshevikist rule all civil 
liberties have been destroyed. Only Bolshevikist publications 
are allowed to exist, and all the opponents of Bolshevikism, 
socialists as well as liberals, are being thrown into prisons and 
executed. While the Bolshevikist Commissaries and the Bol- 
shevikist Red Guards are enjoying every comfort possible, the 
rest of the people are dying by the thousands daily, especially 
women and children. 

This is the Bolshevikist Russia; such are the Bolshevikist 
rulers, a band of criminals who have destroyed a beautiful 
country and by betraying her to the enemy recently endangered 
the cause of democracy throughout the world. This band is 
slightly flavored by a few dreamers who are so absorbed in 
their phantasies that they are unable to see what is going on 
around them. These dreamers are busy writing "constitu- 
tions," and "edicts" for the Soviet Government, and under the 
camouflage of this pseudo-idealism is being committed the 
greatest and bloodiest crime in the history of humanity. 

Against this "Soviet Russia," which is but a band of crim- 
inals, controlling a part of Russia's territory by "hold up" 
means, stands real Russia, a united front of all the liberal and 
socialist forces in Russia, waging war against the Bolsheviki 
as enemies of the Russian Democracy and Democracy through- 
out the world. Whom did the Allies consult before making 
their recent decision with regard to the Prussian policy? 

They have certainly not consulted the real Russia, the anti- 
Bolshevikist Russia. Prince G. E. Lvov, the Prime Minister of 
the first Russian Revolutionary Government, who is the spokes- 
man in Paris for the united anti-Bolshevikist factions, repu- 
diated the Allied proposal for a meeting of representatives of 
all the Russian factions, including the Bolsheviki. on the 
Princes' Islands, as an insulting one. Basil Maklakov, the Rus- 
sian Ambassador in Paris, and Serge Sazonoff, the representa- 
tive of the Omsk and Yekaterinodar Governments have en- 
dorsed Prince Ivov's statement. The anti-Bolshevikist fac- 
tions repudiate all the Allied proposal for three reasons : first, 
they do not want to meet the Bolsheviki at the table, consider- 
ing them traitors to Russia and humanity, murderers of their 
own brothers, criminals who are able to understand only one 
language, the language of physical force; second, they do not 
understand how the Allies find it possible to place them, the 
people of Russia who have sacrificed millions of their best 
youth for the Allied cause, on an equal footing with the Bolshe- 
viki who have betrayed Russia and the Allied cause, ill-treated 
the Allied diplomatic representatives and citizens, and in- 
stituted such a terror that President Wilson considered it a duty 
in September, 1918, to ask all the civilized nations throughout 
the world to join in protest against the horrors of the Bolshe- 



vikist regime; third, the anti-Bolshevikist factions representing 
the Russian people consider it incompatible with the dignity of 
Russa to meet the Allied representatives somewhere on the 
Princes' Islands. Russia is entitled to full representation in 
Paris. 

. At this time Russia is passing through a period of utmost 
disorganization unavoidable during great revolutions. Every 
country that has passed from tyranny to free democratic de- 
velopment knows in her past conditions similar to the present 
Russian situation. Russia is not dead and not going to die, and 
the future will see her again great, free and happy. 

Therefore, it is most deplorable that Russia's friends should 
undertake an important decision with regard to Russia, with- 
out consulting the leaders of the Russian people. The Russian 
policy came to the Allies evidently as an "Inspiration;" they 
did not take into consideration the grim realities of Russia's 
life. It is still more deplorable that they should undertake a 
course which every Russian citizen feels incompatible with the 
dignity of his country. The recent Allied decision appears to 
us a great mistake. 



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February 8, 1919 




APART. 

In the starry silence of you, my own, 

Where dewelleth the rose, 

And sweet truth goes 
Like the breeze that leaves the Spring's fresh tone 
In cadenced color upon the hills — 
There in the very You of you, 
In the singing want you will find me too 

In a thought that never stills. 

And no will in that world of You and Me 

Can divide our dreams, 

Where the moment teems 
With the first Stardust and the melody 
Of our thousand matings rich as flowers, 
The wine-like kisses and tender tears, 
And the deep, full bloom of a million years, 

The gift of Love's golden hours. 

Billee Glynn. 



FREEDOM. 



O love, let not my heart 
Corrupt the flower of your liberty — 
Go spend your beauty like the summer sky 
That makes a radius of every glance, 
And with your morning color light the mall ! 

Who is this naked-footed lovely girl 

Of summer meadows dancing on the grass? 

So young and tenderly her footsteps pass, 

So dreamy-limbed and lightly wild and warm — 

The bugles murmur and the banners furl, 

And they are lost and vanished like a storm! 

Max Eastman. 



MEN. 

All in a slovenly row they sat 

In the Boston Lunch Cafe, 
With heels run down 
And trousers frayed, 

Some faces sad, some gay. 
Some hats were off 
And some were on, 

(According to their mothers), 
But in that line one felt so sure 

Beneath their skin they were brothers. 

A bond there is in the fellowship 

Of men who sit in a row, 
Some touch of kin in common things 

Is felt as they come and go. 
All in a slovenly row they sat 

In the Boston Lunch Cafe, 
With heels run down 
And trousers frayed, 

Some faces sad, some gay! 

Elizabeth Baker Robinson. 



WHEN MY ROBE OF DREAMS IS TATTERED. 

When my robe of Dreams is tattered, 

If ever it is so. 
And some one seems to scorn it, 

I would have him know 
That it was torn on points of stars 

And gold of the rainbow. 

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SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In n it- Superior Court ol the stair of California in and for the City and 

County of San Francis, n, — x,,, :iio97. 
FRED O. LOWER, Plaintiff, vs. I. II, I. IAN LOWER, Defendant 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California In and 
i..r the City and Countv of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office of the County Clerk of said Cits and County. 
The People of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
I.I.I \X LOWER, li.-fpn.lant. 

Y. ITJ ARE HEREBY REQUIRED to appear in an action brought agalnBt 
vim by the above-named Plaintiff In the Superior Court of the State "f 
irnla. in and for the City and County of San Francisco, and to 
answer the Complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day 
..I" service) after the service on you of this summons, If served within 
this City ami County; or if served elsewhere within thirty days. 

The said action brought to obtain a Judgment and decree .,i this Court 
dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between plaintiff and de- 
fendant on the ground of defendant's wilful desertion; also foi general 
relief, as will more fully appear In the Complaint on file, to which spi cl 
reference Is hereby made. 
And you are hereby notified that, unless you appear and answer as 
required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any moneys 
in damages demanded In the Complaint as arising upon contract Or will 
apply to the Court for any other relief demanded in the Complaint. 
GIVEN under my hand and the seal of the Superior Court of the State 

C ornia, in and for the City and County of San Francisco, this 14th 

day of I lecember, A. D., 1918. 

(Seal) H. I. MULCREVY. Clerk. 

By L. J. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
.Mi I 'IKK & MURRAY, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 
332 Pine Street, San Franelsco. 

1 :'-:'< mi 

SUMMONS (Divorce) 
In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the City and 

I'.iiiniv of San Francisco. — No. 92660. I'ept. No 15. 
ESTHER E. EASTMAN, Plaintiff, vs. HARVEY W. EASTMAN. TJefend- 
anl. 

Action brought in the Superior Court of the State of California In and 
for the City and County of San Francisco, and the complaint filed in the 
office Of the County Clerk of said City and County. 

The P.-nple of the State of California Send Greeting to: 
HARVEY W EASTMAN. Defendant. 

YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED to appear and answer the complaint 
n an action entitled as above, brought against you In the Superior Courl 
of the State of California, in and for the City and County of San Fran- 
cisco, within ten days after the service on you of this summons — if served 
within this City and County: or within thirty days if served elsewhere. 

And you are hereby notified that unless you appear and answer as 
above required, the said Plaintiff will take judgment for any money or 
damages demanded In the complaint as arising upon contract or will apply 
to the Court for any other relief demanded in the complaint. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Superior Court at the City 
and County of San Francisco, State <>f California, this 2d day of Oct,. her 
A. D.. 1918. 

.Seal. H. I MULCREVY, Clerk. 

By i- .1. WELCH, Deputy Clerk. 
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Some people claim that these two words are synonymous : 

lawyer — Her. Anyway, the sound is similar. 

It must be grand to be like Francis J. Heney. He claims 

that Armour & Co., the meat packers, offered him a job, and he 
refused. 

A prize will be given to the man, woman or child who 

can suggest a reason to start a new public contribution. Who 
needs help? 

San Francisco is to be a free port. The owners of ves- 
sels will not have to pay for the use of the wharves. They 
simply pass the bucket and let the shippers pay. 

The I. W. W. is not dead yet, according to reports, 

they are over in Butte, Montana, directing the strike of the min- 
ers and inducing other toilers to walk out in sympathy with 
them. 

A certain Mrs. Lillian Baldwin, of this city, fasted dur- 
ing 35 days, reducing her weight of 206 pounds to only 168, or 
little over one pound per day. At that rate, how much would 
she weigh if she fasted now for 168 days? 

A flag has been designed by the War Camp Community 

Service to be displayed by the employers taking back em- 
ployees who served in the Army or Navy. This way we will 
know who is a patriot and who is a false alarm. 

The letter boxes in the uptown districts may be opened 

always on time, but we do not know the hour of collections, as 
the time cards do not show any hour, on many of the boxes. 
And keep this in mind, this is not a Municipal service 

What will be the cost of those American ships to be 

built in China? The steel plates, part of the machinery and 
even the workingmen, are being sent from here. The men, it 
is said, are offered fancy wages, far better than those received 
here. 

St. Valentine's day was celebrated with a masquerade 

ball in Albany, N. Y., and although it was attended by more 
than three hundred persons who had a bully time, no music 
disturbed the neighborhood. It was given by the deaf mutes 
of the town. 

Seattle, Washington is in the claws of very powerful 

Labor bosses, who have induced some 30.000 workingmen to 
strike. For these men's sake, we hope that power will stop 
right there ; because if they go any further. Uncle Sam is ready- 
to strike the strikers. 



The comedy of life. Such may be termed the German 

National Assembly at Weimar. Under the cover of Democ- 
racy and Socialism, the delegates are, in a majority, members 
of the old Reichstag, and of course their ideas are too much in 
favor of Kaiserism. 

In order to raise those six billion dollars that our Gov- 
ernment needs to keep house during the fiscal year of 1919- 
1920, everything will be taxed and many things over-taxed. 
Between the Government, the grocer and our wives, they will 
squeeze us to the last drop of blood. 

And what do you think of the arrogance, or insolence, 

if you like, of Chancellor Ebert, in his speech before that As- 
sembly? If the Allies need some advice, we would suggest 
them to keep their troops on the lookout and to stop demob- 
ilization. Those Huns are dangerous. 

Here is another wise law, submitted to the Seattle Leg- 
islature last week : Any man who is not a citizen of the United 
States, and who urges, advocates, or advises strikes, will be 
guilty of a felony and sentenced to the penitentiary. But if a 
citizen does likewise, then he is all right! 

Secretary of the Treasury Glass seems to be as just as 

old King Solomon. It is said that he has recommended to the 
House Judiciary Committee to include in the anti-liquor legis- 
lation, a clause to forbid the use of any building, for one year, 
if liquor is sold there. What a broad-minded man! 

Of all the suggestions made at the Peace table at Ver- 
sailles, the wisest of all is the one that decides that German 
prisoners of war in the hands of the Allies, be made to work 
in the reconstruction of the devastated towns of Northern 
France. Let those who did the wrong make the reparation. 

Senator James D. Phelan has been here recently, and as 

usual. Jim was a flirt. He was seen in the company of women 
almost all the time First came the suffragettes and then the 
Mothers' Club members. He let them talk and when they had 
finished, told them "yes" and left. Of course, that "yes" is 
non-committal for Jim. 

How do you call this? The Food Administration fixed 

the price of wheat at $2.26 a bushel, in order to help the farm- 
ers. In which case we do help them, on account of the in- 
crease of the price of bread. Now it is expected that bread 
will be cheaper, and in order that the fanners receive $2.26 per 
bushel, an extra tax must be levied on us. 

Husbands, take notice. Alfred Heilman was the hus- 
band of a rich California girl. They could not understand each 
other, and the courts granted a divorce to the husband. The ali- 
mony was mentioned, and she had to pay him $250 a month 
The divorce and the alimony were granted in England; so 
patronize that country if you want the best of it. 

When ill luck comes, it comes in bunches. Such is the 

case with Dr. George F. Brackett. First, he was accused of 
charging $25 for each of seven treatments to a poor g' r ' "hen 
the regular fee is only 50 cents. Next came a student nurse, a 
minor, who claimed the Doctor induced her to abandon the 
path of virtue; which accusation she later denied. And finally, 
the Department of Justice is after him in connection » 
regularities in the county jail, where he was employed as a 
Government physician. 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 



Things That Matter 



By Charles F. Adams 



With President Woodrow Wilson in 
America Leaderless. Europe, it appears that America is 
leaderless. 

Bolshevikism is becoming bold and defiant, strikes are being 
pulled off in various parts of the country, unemployment and 
industrial discontent is increasing, the food conservation pro- 
gram that helped win the war seems to have been abandoned, 
the cost of living is mounting higher and higher, profiteering by 
Capital and Labor is rampant. Loyalty and patriotism seems 
to be a thing of the past. All those agencies or co-operation 
and guidance such as the Food Administration, the State Coun- 
cils of Defense, the Four-Minute-Men, the War Savings Serv- 
ice, etc., which made the winning of the war possible have been 
taken away or have relaxed their efforts and nothing has been 
given to the people in the place of that which has been taken 
away. 

We are experiencing the same dark days which history tells 
us followed the Revolutionary and Civil wars, days of 
danger to Democracy greater than the perils of war. 

Right now is the time for strong leaders to spring up in every 
part of the country to establish agencies of co-operation and 
guidance that will lead the people of this country out of this 
l;.nd of darkness. 



If President Wilson were in this country in- 
Wilson's Task, stead of being in Europe there is no doubt 
but that his penetrating genius and personal 
magnetism would dictate measures, policies and agencies which 
would carry forward that magnificent pull together spirit, which 
existed during the war and conditions would rapidly right 
themselves. 

President Wilson has of necessity temporarily abandoned 
America for Europe, trusting to the wisdom and patriotism of 
the people to bear the burdens of peace just as they bore the 
burdens of war, until the principles for which we fought are 
firmly established and we can then fling ourselves unreservedly 
to the task of reconstruction of providing for the permanent 
peace and prosperity of all our people. 

President Wilson's task is a tremendous one. It is nothing 
less than attempting to stem the tide of selfishness, passion and 
prejudice — the propelling motive power of the Bolshevik, the 
Spartacus, the Socialist, as well as the commercially avaricious. 
The world is in a great upheaval. Civilization is being put to 
its severest test. We are about to determine whether reason 
and justice or avarice and terrorism shall rule, whether gov- 
ernment or anarchy shall prevail. 

The situation demands all the strength and inspiration which 
President Wilson, Henry George and Premier Clemenceau can 
give. President Wilson has with him the best talent in Amer- 
ica, the chairmen like Hoover, Hurley, Creel, etc., of the various 
war activities, who are endeavoring to do for the people of 
Europe what they did for the people of America, namely to 
bind them to pull together for a common cause. 



The one thing that President Wilson and 
Right vs. Might. America stand for is the doctrine that 
might does not make right. It was to 
maintain and preserve this principle that we went to war. It 
was as President Wilson declared "a struggle between Autoc- 
racy and Democracy." 

Democracy won in its struggle against Political Autocracy, 
which was the only kind of Autocracy that we considered that 
we had to contend with. But while we were engaged in this 
death-grip struggle there was another form of Aristocracy 
which was secretly, actively and traitorously preparing to give 
us. a more difficult struggle — the Aristocracy of the mob— 
Bolshevikism. 

We believed that all disputes, national as well as interna- 
tional, should be determined not by military power or physical 
force, but by a resort to tribunals of justice. 



We believed that Democracy meant the rule of all the people 
as represented by their duly elected constituted and appointed 
public officials. 



But Bolshevikism — the Aristocracy of the 
Autocracy of mob — believes in the right of the people to 
the Mob. establish their claims to justice by demand, 

by force and physical violence, by pillage and 
plunder, by confiscation of property, by seizing control of the 
Government, by murdering and destroying, if necessary, all 
those not strong enough to protect their rights. 

They attribute to themselves the quality of being absolutely 
right and of having the proprietory right of subjecting by might 
all v/ho oppose them, just as the Kaiser and Autocratic govern- 
ments believed they had a right to do. 

With a firm belief in the justice of constituted Democracy we 
must oppose with all our intelligence, and all our strength this 
new form of Autocracy which threatens to undermine the foun- 
dations of civilization. 



Upon last Sunday Memorial exer- 
Roosevelt's Opinion of cises were held at San Jose for 
the Mooney Case. the late lamented Theodore Roose- 

velt, former president of the United 
State; the most conspicuous character in recent American his- 
tory, the man who always stood for honesty in public life, who 
inspired men as they had never been inspired before to take 
a deeper and more strenuous interest in public affairs, whose 
Americanism is the ideal of millions of his fellow citizens. 

Upon that occasion there was released for publication a let- 
ter written by Colonel Roosevelt to Felix Frankfurter, Counsel 
for the Mediation Commission in the Mooney case, which gives 
Roosevelt's opinion concerning this famous case. 

Because of his wonderful power of correctly analyzing local 
and national conditions, these opinions are of especial value 
in the Mooney case, which has given rise to so much specula- 
tion as to the guilt of the defendants and the motives of the 
prosecution. 

The parts of that letter which are material to the Mooney 
case are as follows: 

"December 19, 1917. 
"My Dear Mr. Frankfurter: 

"I thank you for your frank letter. I answer it at length be- 
cause you have taken, and are taking, on behalf of the Admin- 
istration an attitude which seems to me to be fundamentally 
that of Trotsky and the other Bolsheviki leaders in Russia; an 
attitude which may be fraught with mischief to this country. 

"As for the conduct of the trial, it seems to me that Judge 
Dunne's statement which I quoted in my published letter cov- 
ers it. I have not been able to find anyone who seriously ques- 
tions Mr. Dunne's character, judicial fitness and ability, or 
standing. Moreover it seems to me that your own letter makes 
it perfectly plain that the movement for the recall of Fickert 
ivas due primarily, not in the least to any real or general feeling 
as to the alleged shortcomings on his part, hut to what I can only 
call the Bolsheviki sentiment. The other accusations against 
him were mere camouflage. The assault was made upon him 
because he had attacked the murderous clement, the dynamite 
and anarchy group of labor agitators. The movement against 
him was essentially similar to movements on behalf of the Mc- 
Namaras. and on behalf of Moyer and Haywood. Some of the 
correspondents who attacked me frankly stated that they were 
for Mooney and Billings just as they had been for tL.2 McNa- 
maras and for Moyer and Haywood. In view of Judge Dunne's 
statement it is perfectly clear that even if Judge Dunne is in 
error in his belief as to the trial being straight and proper, it 
was an error into which entirely honest men could fall. . . . 

"Fremont Older and the I. W. W. and the 'direct action' an- 
archists and apologists for anarchy are never concerned for 



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justice. They are concerned solely in seeing one kind of crim- 
inal escape justice, precisely as certain big business men and 
certain corporation laivyers have in the past been concerned in 
seeing another kind of criminal escape justice.. The guiding 
spirits in the movement for the recall of Fickert cared not a 
rap whether or not Mooney and Billings were guilty; probably 
they believed them guilty; all they were concerned with was 
seeing a rebuke administered to, and an evil lesson taught all 
public officials who might take action against crimes of violence 
committed by anarchists in the name of some foul and violent 
'protest against social conditions.' Murder is murder, and it is 
rather more evil, when committed in the name of a professed 
social movement. It was no mere accident, it was the natural 
sequence of cause and effect that the agitation for the recall of 
Fickert, because he fearlessly prosecuted the dynamiters (and 
of course no human being doubts that Billings and Mooney 
were in some shape or other privy to the outrage) should have 
been accompanied by the dynamite outrage at the Governor's 
Mansion. . . . 

"I have just received your report on the Bisbee deporta- 
tion. . . . Here again you are engaged in excusing men 
precisely like the Bolsheviki in Russia, who are murderers and 
encouragers of murder, who are traitors to their Allies, to De- 
mocracy and to civilization, as well as to the United States, and 
whose acts are nevertheless apologized for on grounds, my 
dear Mr. Frankfurter, substantially like those which you allege. 
In times of danger nothing is more common and nothing more 
dangerous to the republic, than for men, often ordinarily well 
meaning men — to avoid condemning the criminals who are 
really public enemies by making their entire assault on the 
shortcomings of the good citizens who have been the victims or 
opponents of the criminals. This was done not only by Dan- 
ton and Robespierre but by many of their ordinarily honest 
associates in connection with, for instance, the 'September mas- 
sacres.' It is not the kind of thing I care to see well meaning 
men do in this country. 

"Sincerely yours, 
"Theodore Roosevelt." 
Mr. Felix Frankfurter, 

Counsel to President's Mediation Commission. 
Washington, D. C. 



The White Conceit 




Chief Skiuhushu, a cultured Indian, speaks regarding our 
civilization : 

"The edict of our modern life is that no man has a right to 
be free. We are all slaves to one another, from the million- 
aire to the day-laborer. It is, indeed, astonishing that man 
should deliberately perpetuate the slavery of his race by fail- 
ing to recognize the fact that he is born into the earth-life for 
the purpose of spiritual development, not that he might conform 
to human schemes and invention of materialistic tendencies. 
This was Jesus' teaching. And Emanuel Swedenborg strongly 
points this out in his many messages to the people of the world. 
Man has deliberately ignored the basic principle of nature's 
economy — namely, the right to live. This civilization of ex- 
clusiveness, for which might have been substituted right and 
justice, which permits one man to live while his neighbor 
starves, makes entirely for material development, not spiritual 
development. . . . Our true development does not come by 
way of the present so-called civilization. On the contrary, our 
civilization is one of strife and antagonism and exclusiveness 
which benefits the few to the detriment of the human race ; for 
when individuals deny one another the right to exist on earth, 
what can we expect of nations ?" 

Then again : 

"Continual strife, antagonism, war and oppression, disease, 
degeneracy, suffering, and want; a civilization in which the 
public is ever at the mercy of ignorant, unscrupulous indi- 
viduals, who by means of the monopolization of the earth's 
natural resources make and alter the laws of the land to suit 
their own convenience, and, under the protection of these same 
laws and imaginary rights, govern by might, or one in which 
the individual has no control over the natural resources of the 
earth of his fellow beings." 

The Indian idea of happiness : 

"A country where every man is welcome to his rightful share 
of these resources, enough to supply his wants, enough for the 
supreme development of his ideals; a country where there is an 
abundance of life's necessities for all, where wild animal life 
abounds and where waters teem with fish and are free of con- 
tamination; a country where life is long, where there are few 
crimes, few prisons or asylums or other institutions, and few 
taxes; a country where honor prevails and men are beholden 
unto God alone; where men are free to go and come at will, 
where they may work as little or as much as they please, where 
there is no drudgery except what is self-imposed, where the 
simple material necessities of life are within the reach of all 
and men may devote the greater part of their days to the de- 
velopment of their minds and bodies, making of them the 
sacred shrines and temples which the Supreme Being intended 
them to be, and not bodies of lust. This is no idle fancy, no 
commercial dream; it is the actual and normal earthly condition 
which nature intended man should inherit, through the process 
of his evolutionary development on earth." 

An extract from Sitting Bull's last speech : 

"This land belongs to us. for the Great Spirit gave it to 
us when he put us here. We were free to come and go. and to 
live in our own way. But the white men, who belonged to an- 
other land, have come upon us and are forcing us to live 
according to their ideas. Suppose the white man was forced 
to live differently? This is an injustice This life of white 
men is slavery. They are prisoners in towns and farm? 
life my people want is a life of freedom. I have seen nothing 
that a white man has — houses or railways, clothing or food — 
that is as good as the ripht to move in the open country and live 
in our own fashion." 



Chinese Cobbltl ot San Fr.: '-.inatown. 

ves in Plenty of Fresh Air While Working. 



"You should be more careful of your toys. Johnny." said 

a mother to her small son "Look at Willie Brown; he seldom 
breaks anv of his." "Yes." replied the wise your, 
that's why he doesn't get half as many new ones as I do." 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 




Charity Ball at Last. 

The main event of a social nature of this week is the many 
limes deferred Charity Ball which takes place this Saturday 
night. The influenza epidemic which takes into account neither 
the just nor the unjust undertakings, carried its peak load of 
disaster just about the time that the Charity Ball was ready to 
illuminate the calendar and of course both times it had to be 
projected into a safer and healthier future. 

As a rule postponement is the equivalent of dejected inter- 
est, but this is not the case with this Ball. To the contrary, in- 
terest has been piqued by the changes in schedule and now 
that the event is actually here the set which always dances 
down the happy hours at these affairs is impatiently tapping 
its toes for the moment to arrive. 

Practically the same coterie of people have for years at- 
tended these balls for the benefit of the Catholic Charities, and 
they serve as happy reunions for many divergent sets. All the 
new modes in ball gowns will be displayed this Saturday night 
and sartorially there are sure to be many sensations. 

© © Bi 
Society in Full Farce at Opera. 

The opera season has brought out all the music lovers and 
as a result many of the Burlingame and other out of town 
people are practically spending the week in town. There are 
a number of serious musicians in the smart set who go to musi- 
cal events to listen not to be seen — although the tradition runs 
otherwise, and cartoonists and satirists have gotten full pic- 
torial value out of the opera as a vehicle for the display of 
gowns and jewels and pretended musical enjoyment. 

There are of course many people in all sets who keep as a 
prize pretense their assumed love of music, when as a matter 
of fact they are bored, but this bluff is by no means confined 
to those with social positions. It exists in every set that has 
the price of admission. There are any number of people of 
genuine musical discrimination who also happen to have social 
position — as the audiences at the opera nightly attest. 

© © © 
Von Brincken Affair Interests University People. 

Interest in the affairs of Mrs. Abercombie Von Brincken is 
still on tiptoe. That unhappy lady maintains that in spite of 
her husband's letters of appeal to herself and Judge Graham, 
she intends to press to a conclusion her suit for divorce from 
the ex-member of the German consulate and to appeal to the 
courts to resume her maiden name. 

The remarkable letter that Von Brincken wrote to Judge Gra- 
ham has more than romantic interest to the general public and to 
the people who knew this couple while they lived here in San 
Francisco. It is evidently regarded as a document worthy of 
psycho-analysis for the other day a friend who is doing some 
special work in psychology at Columbia University wrote 
me that she was using that letter as a basis for a thesis! 

© © © 
Much Sympathy for Wife. 

When the Abercombie girls first came to San Francisco their 
beauty and charm created a genuine sensation. Both of them 
came matrimonial croppers by some fateful coincidence. The 
Baroness Von Bricken stood by her husband all through his trial 
here and her beauty and sadness added a pathetic touch of 
loveliness to the picture of the courtroom. The photograph of 
herself and her baby with her husband beaming on the child 
taken at the time of the trial and published in the papers 
here is considered by artists one of the most remarkable photo- 
graphs of a domestic tragedy ever recorded by the camera for 
the emotional conflict in the mother's face is indicative of the 
action which she has brought in the courts. 

There is genuine sympathy for this beautiful young woman 
and for the most part people can well understand why she 
does not want her children brought up under a name which is 
written into the records of a conspiracy against the United 



States. As a matter of strict legal fact, she has a right to 
change her name (as has anyone else) without taking any court 
action in the matter, but like most people who wish to divest 
themselves of a name there is somehow a dignity and form 
about taking it into court which personal action lacks. 

© © © 
"Call a Rose by any Other Name." 

Apropos of changing names by court procedure there has 
been such a wave of that sort of thing that the effect of it has 
touched almost every circle in business and society. In the 
Jewish smart set there is a very amusing complication which 
calls for all that a friend has of tact and adaptability. Several 
members of an immensely wealthy and important Jewish fam- 
ily have abbreviated by court action the Germanic syllables of 
their name and now proudly pen a name that might have been 
brought over by the Pilgrim fathers when they left the shores 
of their Saxon ancestors and came to Plymouth Rock. Other 
members of the same family scoffed at this opportunity to am- 
putate any part of their name and the result is that members of 
the same family, interested in the same business and moving in 
the same social set are suddenly wearing two different set of 
names. The family, as it were, is now divided by a syllable 
— and anyone who thinks that a small matter has never had 
any experience in family life! 

© © © 
Ask This Family "V,'hats in a Name-" 

The members who still hold on to the entire name refuse to 
address the other brothers and sisters by the curtailed nomen- 
clature — cousins and aunts and in-laws are all involved in the 
di'e-nma to say nothing of friends who happen to be entertain- 
ing both groups on the same night and must watch their P's 
and Q's, to address by different names those who formerly wore 
the same! And the finesse required of friends is as nothing 
compared to the divination required by men who happen to be 
doing business with both brothers who still sit in the same of- 
fice and part their names differently! The one who has changed 
his must not be offended by a lapse into the old name, and 
the one who has not changed it is equally offened if the new 
name is tacked on him. Which gives some idea of the amusing 
consequences which have followed in the wake of the epidemic 
of Name-Changeitis, which swept through the country while 
the war was on. 

© © © 
Red Cross Shop Credit to Managers. 

The Red Cross shop in Stockton Street continues to do a 
thriving business under the able direction of Mrs. John Met- 
calfe who, with her able assistants, has set a new record for this 
sort of merchandising. A confused rumor went about that this 
shop was to close its activities, the rumor built upon the fact 
that the Belgian Relief Committee is to close its subscription 
lists. But the need for the maintenance of such activities as 
this shop is still highly encouraged by the Red Cross, and as 
long as the need obtains the clever women who have kept it 
moving on the ball bearings of success, will put their energies 
and talents to the tasks. Women of every strata in life will 
find something to interest them in this remarkable little shop 
and not to have it down on one's shopping list is to admit either 
ignorance or the fact that one is not a clever shopper. 

© © © 
Changes in Feminine Fashions. 

While the Peace Conference goes on behind closed doors in 
Paris, the shop doors stand wide open to display the treaties 
and pacts which the designers have drawn up with the World 
of Fashion. There is no doubt that so far as the feminine 
League of Nations is concerned, it is to go through the coming 
months with many added inches of skirt, so far as length is 
concerned, and many subtracted inches, so far as width is con- 
cerned. Which in the arithmetic of clothes, means that any 
way one does mathematics with it it is bound to be uncomfort- 
able for the wearer, and porfitable .for the dressmaker. For 
the sum of the whole business is that the new length and cut 
of the skirts will demand a new wardrobe for the woman who 
wishes to cast the fashionable shadow. 

Already the Blingum contingent and the modish women who 
are not in that contingent have come forth in the new mode. 
The other day at the St. Francis Hotel, Mrs. Fred McNear had 
on a stunning suit with the skirt hobbled below the ankle. At 



February 15, 1919 



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a nearby luncheon table sat Mrs. George Cameron and a group 
of friends, planning Mardi Gras details, and they were all 
skirted in the rew fashion. The Mode is not on the way via 
the alluring shop windows. It has already been adopted. 

* • • 

Fairmont Hotel. — Rainbow Lane, that particularly bright 
spot of the Fairmont Hotel, is attracting large crowds of diners 
every evening except Sunday, since it was decided to have the 
Follies make their first appearance at seven o'clock, when the 
table d'hote is served. From that hour until one o'clock fun 
and frivolity reign supreme in the beautiful room, particularly 
on Friday nights, when a special carnival is given, with unique 
souvenirs for all the guests. Visitors from New York are im- 
mensely attracted by Rainbow Lane and everyone from the 
Metropolis says that there is nothing offered in the way of en- 
tertainment there that will equal in attractiveness that offered 
by the Fairmont Follies. Especially is the music commented 
upon, Rudy Seiger having provided an orchestra that sets the 
feet tapping and inspires everyone to dance. 

So favorable an impression was made by Mme. Elfrieda 
Wynne, the lyric soprano, two weeks ago, that she will sing 
again this Sunday evening at 8 :45 at the Fairmont Lobby Con- 
cert, her selections including a wide range of interesting songs. 
Director Rudy Seiger has also prepared a varied program of 

instrumental numbers for his augmented orchestra. 

* * » 

Exposition Auditorium. — The energetic women who compose 
tl.e Auxiliary of the Hospital for Children, will proffer what 
veritably promises to be "The Greatest Show on Earth" for the 
Annual Mardi Gras, to take place this year at the Exposition 
Auditorium, Tuesday evening March 4th. The scheme for this 
occasion is a circus, and the many wonders to be unfolded on 
the eventful night will long be a subject for conversation in so- 
ciety and general circles. 

This year it has been decided to have an auction sale for the 
choice of boxes and the silver-tongued "Larry" Harris has con- 
sented to act as auctioneer, the place to be the Garden Room 
of the St. Francis Hotel, next Tuesday, February 18, at noon. 
At the conclusion of the auction the choice of the remaining 
boxes will be given in the order of their reservation, at $100 
each. 

From Wednesday, February 19 until March 4 the box sheet 
will be at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s, where all unclaimed and un- 
sold boxes will be disposed of. A sale of reserved seats at 
$2.50, consisting of the first five rows in the balcony, which 
will be backed by draperies, will commence on the same date. 

A dinner at midnight will be provided in the Larkin Hall of 
the Auditorium at $2.75 a cover, and parties who desire indi- 
vidual tables may secure them by an extra payment of five 
dollars. 




ART FOR ORIENT. 



The last week has seen the purchase of a number of canvases 
of A. W. Best by Mrs. Joseph Eppstein, the well known de- 
signer of gowns and costumes, who is on her way to the Orient 
to introduce a movement along artistic and esthetic lines. She 
is a pioneer in this field of work but has full confidence in the 
intellectual future of the far East. With her other work these 
canvases will be exhibited in the various cities in which she 
intends to work. 

She is greatly attracted to California and feels that Mr. Best 
has been most fortunate in catching the expression of California 
as it appeals to the stranger when he first enters from quiet 
and more monotonous scenes. The glow of browns and golds, 
the blues and purples of the shadowy valleys, closed in by 
stately and impressive mountains, the veil of sweeping mists 
and fogs — the trail of our lonesome deserts. 



The fellow who plays poker 

Should take this fact to heart : 
His "ante" and his "uncle" 

Will not be far apart. 

— Boston Transcript. 



The man who is riding sixty miles per hour in a big ma- 
chine is no happier than the man who is riding thirty miles per 
hour in a flivver, because the man in the flivver thinks he is 
going sixty. — Cincinnati Enquirer. 



"There is no fool like an old fool." "I don't know. 

There's the young fool that marries an old fool. — Boston Tran- 
script. 

"Man is a tyrant," declared Mrs. Flubdub. "Isn't he, 

John ?" "Really, my dear, I hardly " "Is he or is he not?" 

"He is."— Tit-Bits. 

-He (sympathetically) : "You have a bad cold." She 

(huskily) : "I have. I am so hoarse that, if you attempted to 
kiss me I couldn't even scream." 

Visitor — "What lovely furniture!" Johnny — "Yes, I 

think the man we bought it from is sorry now he sold it; any- 
way, he's always calling." — Tit-Bits. 

"I hear you've had quite a spell, Aunt Jemina." "Yes, 

honey, dey done tuk me to de horsepital and guv me a epidemic 
interjection." — Baltimore American. 

"Better consider my course in efficiency training. I can 

show you how to earn more money than you are getting." "I 
do that now." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

Teacher: "Now, boys, here's a little example of mental 

arithmetic. How old would a person be who was born in 1888?" 
Pupil: "Please, teacher, was it a man or a woman?" 

"Have you given Mr. Stayalnite any encouragement?" 

asked the impatient mother. "No, mamma," replied the con- 
fident daughter; "so far I haven't found it necessary." 

Mamma : "You are a very naughty boy for slapping 

baby. What did you hit him for?" Tommy (crying) : "He's 
drunk all the ink and he won't eat a piece of blotting-paper!" 

"I suppose your son broke himself down at college foot- 
ball." "No; the doctor said what gave him nervous prostra- 
tion was trying to get his lessons between the games." — Boston 
Transcript. 

An item is going the rounds of the Canadian press to the 

effect that a New York State paper is being sued because a 
comp made an obituary conclude, "May he roast in peace!" 
Fourth Estate. 

Ma — "There s one thing about Edith's young man, dear, 

you don't have to get up every night to send him off." Pa — 
"No; thank heaven, one of our girls has picked out a self- 
starter." — Boston Transcript. 

One morning Mr. Smith was heard talking to himself 

while making his morning toilet in a manner that denoted much 
perturbation. "I wonder," said Mrs. Smith, "what's provoked 
father now ?" "Oh, it's nothing much, mother," answered little 
William. "I just put a tube of sister's oil-paints in place of his 
tube of tooth-paste." — Tit-Bits. 

Pat went to a chemist to get an empty bottle. Selecting 

one that answered his purpose, he asked: "How much?" 
"Well." said the chemist, "if you want the empty bottle it'll be 
twopence, but if you have something put in it we won't charge 
anything for the bottle." "Sure, that's fair enough," observed 
Pat. "Put in a cork." 

A good story was told to me the other day by Miss 

Marie Lohr concerning a maid who, quite unexpectedly, ex- 
pressed a wish to "give notice." Somewhat surprised. Miss 
Lohr asked. "Is there any reason?" Then, seeing that the girl 
hesitated and looked confused, she added. "Something private, 
perhaps?" "No. ma'am." was the answer, "it ain't no private, 
it's a sergeant. He's been dtnobilii 

The dear old thing, with her usual stock of questions. 

was visiting the Zoo. "Keeper." she said, "what do you c 
sider to be the most remarkable animal in these wonderful 
gardens?" "Well, ma'am." replied the keeper, thoughtfully. 
"I should say that there laughing hyena gets the prize." "In- 
deed, my good man! And what makes you think that?" "Well, 
he only has a sleep once a week, a meal once a month, and a 
drink once a year." said the keeper, moving on. "So what he 
has to laugh about beats me." 



San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 



Our Widows—What Shall We Do About Them? 

By Billee Glynn 



IT has often been called to our attention, particularly by 
tourists. When this happened again the other day we real- 
ized it had become an acute problem in San Francisco which 
must be presented for public consideration forthwith if we 
are to maintain the corner-church safety symbolized by pro- 
hibition. 

It was a young man this time who put the question to us — 
one from the South who is being generously led by the fore- 
lock as a desirable eligible, through the grove, statuory, ham- 
mocks, and liasons of San Francisco society. "Never have I 
seen so many widows in my life," he said. "Don't you do any- 
thing about them at all, at all." And at the moment he made the 
remark the young Southerner looked like a patient recovering 
from the influenza, showing that our widows had literally scared 
him to death. 

Now we do not consider this a proper way to treat visitors, 
and as it might have a pernicious effect upon our tourist trade, 
it is best at once to throw open the subject for discussion by 
the Chamber of Commerce, the Labor Unions, and Mayor 
Rolph. While we do not expect a great deal from the latter 
on account of the widows having votes, still you never can tell 
what a man may do who owns ships. It is possible, for all 
things are possible where there is politics, that he might, as a 
dramatic and final expedient, offering opportunities to the mo- 
tion-picture camera, loan one of these cozy ocean-caravans, 
hitherto used for the carrying of sugar and cocoanuts, for a 
partial deportation of widows to the Solomon Islands, or any 
other place where man takes unto himself several wives, and 
assign the robust Andrew Gallagher to the helm, with Eugene 
Schmitz second in command. We have a notion that the Mayor 
would like to get rid of these two anyway. 

The subject becomes more alluring as we proceed. Imagine 
Mr. Schmitz with his legs crossed under a fig tree compiling on 
a fiddle, carved from a mango bough, the native airs of a 
tropical island into an opera that later would catch up Broad- 
way like a typhoon. Certainly the whole picture is not out of 
place, and we have seen natives quite as plump as Andrew 
Gallagher. 

However we are considerably ahead of our theme. Perhaps 
the Mayor may prefer our widows to getting rid of his rivals. 
The Mayor has a nice smile and likes to be thought of as good- 
natured. The question is in a crisis of this kind whether such 
good nature in a chief executive is more desirable than proper 
protection for the average man. 

In this discussion war-widows are, of course, excepted — be- 
fore their heroic sacrifice we are properly humble. In fact, 
we do not, look upon them as widows at all, but women! The 
term "widow," while it may include many types from the cling- 
ing honeysuckle to the vampire, to our sense of analysis, and 
in the last reduction, signifies mainly the pursuit of man and 
his bankroll to the farthest edge of existence. Nor is it para- 
doxical to add that the higher-powered the car he drives the 
more terrible will be the pursuit. Furthermore our idea of a 
widow is one who is under forty-five. 

We cannot help but recall the many escapes of Colonel Jack- 
ling, during his spirited bachelor days when his millions sang 
a paean of hope in many a divan-dreaming female heart, while 
mothers ushered forth their daughters decked with the last fam- 
ily diamond, or a la Evelyn Nesbit, or with Kitty Gordon 
splendor, as was thought best to catch a magnate's eye. Why 
not be frank — everyone knows it was so. Even the hoi-polloi 
were snickering at the scramble. 

But what all women do under unusual circumstances, a widow 
will do under any circumstances. Consequently with our pres- 
ent glowing overflow of widows the danger to a man of means 
cannot be easily discounted. Then the great variety make up 
an endless chain of temptation. 

There are coy widows, buxom widows, mellow widows, and 
the fragile — strenuous widows, ogling widows, dancing widows, 
and romantic ones — subtle widows, bold widows, voluptuous 



widows and the subdued. There are so many brands and teas- 
ing concoctions of widows, that it would be impossible to enu- 
merate them in the entire space of this page. But every widow 
— according to our conception of type, that is when a widow is 
a widow — has in the folds of consciousness somewhere, and 
flashed on the unsophisticated male in helpless moments, a 
sparkle of will-o-wisp rakishness and suggested compliance, 
an enticing flash of wing beckoning to sweets whereof expe- 
rience has made her the complete mistress, and which has often 
power to persuade her victim to follow her into a swamp. She 
may appear as poetic as Tennyson's Elaine, as luxuriantly 
frank as Phryne, as gorgeously regal as Cleopatra, but within 
the confines of being, disguised or revealed as pleases her best, 
is this one thing that makes her typical and sets her apart as 
"a widow" from other women. 

She is different from the divorcee and represents a greater 
assurance and preening of feathers. 

In this her attitude is genuine and based on past perform- 
ances. The divorcee is only a woman who has got rid of a man, 
while the widow, in many instances, is entitled to feel that she 
has killed hers. When she marries again it is with this aplomb 
of advantage. In all affairs of the heart her business judgment 
stands supreme. 

She wins a young man through advising him, and an old one 
through attentions, a skilful compliment or a half caress at the 
right moment. It takes only a little of this sort of treatment to 
make an old bird imagine the pond belongs to him and swagger 
like a young duck before Christmas. And the young man will 
follow her to the end of the world for more advice. 

The widow up to a certain age is the menace of modern so- 
ciety. She is an Aphrodite with the brain of a business man 
and a jazz temperament. The debutante with her poetic ankles 
.-md tender throat line, stands no chance against her. She has 
realized long since that the opposite sex has no taste, and de- 
pends on arts more potent. Though in reality she may be cold 
as a mermaid, she walks across the hearts of men of all ages 
with footsteps that leave flaming desire. She is charming, 
seductive, a sorceress and a blank. The only thing which will 
make her sigh is the man who divines her and passes smiling 
to pay his homage to loveliness where there is truth. 

The tendency to become serious about her even in discus- 
sion may be noted gradually in this writing. What is possible 
to accomplish against her? We stand just where we did at the 
beginning of this exposr. In San Francisco where strangers 
accuse us of a superabundance of her, what on earth are we 
going to do about her? Nothing — nothing! 

The wise men of the ages have wisely left her alone. 

King Solomon avoided her by marrying a thousand times, 
which is almost as expensive as meeting her face to face. As 
for a Paradise in the Pacific we have thought better of that 
already. The Kanakas are a peaceful, music-loving people. 
We have already given them whisky and religion — surely we 
cannot add to these our widows? Our greatest temptation we 
must keep for ourselves. 



W. D. Fenntmore 



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The Solution of Reading 
and Distance Glasses 

There is probably no greater 
annoyance to the wearer of. 
reading and distance glasses 
than constantly changing from 
one lo the other as occasion 
demands. By wearing the 
newly invented "Caltex" One- 
piece Bifocals this inconveni- 
ence is entirely eliminated as 
reading and distance glasses 
are combined in one pair. 
Look the same as regular 
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February 15, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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The Black Wharves and the Slips 



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By Archer C. Palmer 



MAN possesses surprisingly scant knowledge of the ocean 
and its ways in view of the years that his ships have 
sailed its broad domain and the lives of scientists that 
have been spent in its study. Even jealous of her secrets no 
more than a hint has the sea ever given us of the strange life 
that exists in the depths, miles below the surface. 

Here, surely, is a new world to conquer and one that will 
be a stern test of our vaunted ingenuity. By what means will 
we ever be enabled to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, 
the seas's greatest depth, in which Mount Everest, the world's 
highest peak could be placed and lack half a mile of showing 
its summit? 

But we may forget the lowest valleys of the ocean for half a 
hundred years yet for we have scarce begun to learn of the 
shoals that surround our sea coasts. And it is here, in the 
judgment of naval experts, that the submarine is to find its 
true field. Able now to descend several hundred feet below 
the surface, the under-sea craft will be invaluable in nosing out 
and mapping that great fringe of ocean floor, known as the con- 
tinental shelf, surrounding every land. Barely submerged in 
places, its jagged rocks and treacherous sand banks are a con- 
stant menace to navigation. It is in fart credited with nine out 
of every ten vessels that go to the bottom. It is on the con- 
tinental shelf that the greater part of the U-boat victims found 
a resting place. A line drawn around the British Isles six 
miles from the shore would mark a veritable graveyard of these 
illfated ships. 

Another danger to ocean navigation that has been greatly in- 
creased by the war and one which will take years of effort to 
overcome is that occasioned by floating derelicts. Not every 
torpedoed or storm-wrecked ship goes to the bottom, and 
nothing strikes fear to the heart of the navigator like the sight 
of one of these half-submerged sea-prowlers looming in his 
pathway. Many a ship that has gone forth never to return has 
been charged to the account of the derelict. 

The Navy Department through the Hydrographic Office en- 
deavors to keep a careful record of the derelicts and their 
movements. Prior to the war practically every one of these 
wanderers in waters adjacent to the United States was num- 
bered and its journeys charted from the time of its first appear- 
ance. 

No ship will sight one without reporting its location, as sea- 
men look upon them as the rattlesnakes of the sea, ever seek- 
ing an opportunity to strike from the cover of darkness or fog. 
Most all of them can be identified, if not by description, then 
by their position with relation to that last reported, considered 
with a knowledge of the ocean currents. They have a predilec- 
tion for the Gulf stream. Over a thousand were reported in 
the North Atlantic in one year. 

The meanderings of these weed-grown hulks are often the 
cause of much surprise to those whose duty it is to check their 
travels. They may drift for months in the path of a certain 
current and then suddenly strike off at a tangent and next be 
reported a thousand miles away from their accustomed haunts. 

They sometimes remain afloat for several years, and driven 
by only the storm winds and the sea-drift, journey thousands 
of aimless miles. Records show that during a period of six 
years, 25 derelicts drifted over a thousand miles each; 11 trav- 
eled 2000 miles, and 3 have 5000 miles to their credit. 

But to a vessel abandoned off Cape Hatteras in 1891 belongs 
the palm for lengthy and erratic wandering. She followed the 
Gulf Stream northward until off Norfolk, Va., then headed 
across the Atlantic to a point halfway to the coast of Africa, 
turned south for 300 miles, swung northeast for two hundred 
more, and then turned about and retraced her route for several 
hundred miles. She next took a westward course for 400 miles, 
turned north for 300 and then eastward for 700 miles, cross- 
ing in January, after traveling over 3000 miles the line of her 
travels made the previous June. She continued her zig-zag 



journey for nearly three years and when last sighted had trav- 
eled between 7000 and 8000 miles. 



The United States Shipping Board's school for supercargoes 
will open at Georgetown University, Washington, D. C, on 
February 17. For the benefit of those not familiar with ship- 
ping terms it might be well to state that a supercargo is not 
excess baggage, as the word would imply, but an officer on a 
vessel, second in rank only to the captain, and whose duties, 
in the strict sense of the word are the care and sale of the 
cargo, but who in practice becomes the business manager of 
all the ship's affairs. 

In the early days of American shipping they were a neces- 
sary part of the ship's crew but as the industry became organ- 
ized with representatives of the operators at either end of a 
vessel's run the supercargoes became superfluous and were 
gradually dispensed with. 

The decision of the Shipping Board to again create the office 
on all its ships called for the establishment of a school to train 
the men, since through disuse supercargoing has become a lost 
art. 

Five men from this district will be selected by Captains 

Leale and Saunders to go East for the four months' course. 

* * * 

An unusual and excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to 
become a marine engineer is offered by the Shipping Board 
at present, according to Chief Recruiting Officer Farren. Ap- 
plicants are given six weeks' training on the Iris, receiving $30 
per month. They are then sent to sea for six months at $75 
per month. Following the sea training they are given a six 
weeks' course at the University of California and then placed 
as Junior Officer: at $90. After two months in this capacity 
they are eligible to take the examination for third assistant 

engineer, which carries a salary of $135 per month. 

* * * 

Who said "yuh poor fish ?" The piscatorial tribe that makes 
its home in San Francisco Bay and goes marketing every morn- 
ing down to the sewer outlet got a treat the other day, that 
money cannot buy. Mr. Fish, on his way to the office heard 
the news first and sent a hurry up call for Mrs. Fish, and all 
the little fishes who came post-haste to join their finny neigh- 
bors in such a revelry of bacchanalian delight as will live in 
the memory of these denizens of the deep for a long time to 
come. When old Sand-dad Fish takes little Minny on his lap 
for a story he'll probably tell her about the time when half the 
bay was doing the ocean roll down at the sewer terminal. 

So much of the affair is hearsay, we admit, the bald facts 
of the case being that 276 quart bottles of absinthe, valued 
somewhere around $5000 (if anything that can't be sold has a 
monetary value), were uncorked with that inimitable and melo- 
dious sound, (soon to go the way of the lost chord), by a 
United States Deputy Marshal and several assistants, and 
poured into the sewer down at the Appraiser's Building re- 
cently. The liquor, sale of which has been prohibited for sev- 
eral years, was confiscated by Government authorities in 1916. 
following its shipment from Canada under the label, "Logan 

and BlackberTy Cordial." 

* • • 

The Shipping Board's training ship Iris left Seattle 
on February 12th for the return trip of her first voyage, under 
the new system of training the Puget Sound Merchant Marine 
boys, as well as those of San Francisco. Under the recently 
adopted plan the boat picks up about 250 men at either end of 
her journey and discharges them after the round trip, half of 
the men being always partially trained when the balance come 
aboard. 



H t-dd'mg Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 

streets. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 




PL/E>ASUR,E>'S WAND 



'Obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 




Fifth "Pop" Concert. 

The Fifth Popular Concert by the San Francisco Symphony 
Orchestra drew the largest crowd that organization has played 
to this year. The scores standing along the balustrading in 
the rear of the ground floor reminded one of the enthusiastic 
warm crowds that used to greet Hertz three years ago when he 
first came to us. The program was undoubtedly popular — built 
up of "favorites." But we thought, after hearing it, it was al- 
most too light — there was a bit too much dance music. 

It began with Schubert's Military March, and ended with 
the "Blue Danube" waltzes — of this more anon. 

The humor of Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" 
brought out a bit heavily — but that may be Gounod's fault. 
Wieniawsky's ' ' Romance 
and Finale a la Zingara," 
fitted Persinger's tempera- 
ment to the dot, it's 
very deliciously s e n t i - 
mental, and his hearers 
seemed to enjoy it exceed- 
ingly. The Thomas "Mig- 
non" overture was given a 
very enjoyable rendition, 
but the rest of the program 
was very much all of the 
same character, excepting 
the all-too-familiar "Hu- 
moresque" and ''Blue 
Danube" — that is to say 
the numbers were rhymthic, 
lightly eccentric in orches- 
tral effect, but of little solid 
musical content — although 
Massenet does get a very 
effective ending to his "Le 
Cid" ballet music. 

Regarding the last num- 
ber we overheard two very 
interesting scraps of con- 
versation, which we give 
without comment. A lady 
arising from her seat at the 
close of the concert, was 
heard to remark to her es- 
cort: "I feel sorry for poor 
Hertz having to play such 
music." "What makes you 
think he's compelled to?" 
asked her escort. "I can't 
imagine why he should do 
it, unless he thinks he has 
to," she replied. 

Then nearer the door on 
the way out this assaulted 
our ears: "I should think 
he'd be ashamed to play 
that German jazz music," 
said one woman to another. 

"I think it an insult to the Joseph E. Howard, Who W 

public," replied the other. Next Week 

If all this has any moral 
we suppose it is : Don't con- 
descend too far to your audience — One can miss a target as far 
by shooting under as by shooting over it. 

* * * 

Orpheum One Large Laugh. 

The bill this week at the Orpheum is one large laugh, from 
the first number, until the final one is flashed from the side 
lines. Buster Santos and Jacque Hays, who open the program, 
display their over weighted and underdeveloped figures, with 
killing effect. How any one, as thin as Jacque Hays, can live, 
and take nourishment is a miracle. She must have been the 




inspiration of that old Limerick about the lady so thin, that 

"When she assayed to drink lemonade, 

and looked in the straw, 

She fell in." 

Both the girls show dramatic talent as well as freak figures. 

Harry Jolson is not only a blackfaced comedian; his songs, and 

his manner of singing them, prove that he has earned the large 

typed letters that announce his arrival, on a program. 

Burns and Frabito in their "Shoo's" put over some new lines 
and new stunts. They have a fine sense of rediculous. When 
Burns (or is it Frabito?) creeps into Rae Samuel's act, which 
follows theirs, he adds to the mirth, that Rae Samuels, has 
already produced. The popular Rae Samuels, holds her 

own this week, despite the 
fact that she is a "hold 
over" from last week's bill. 
Bert Baker and Company 
in "Prevarication" give a 
skit that is really humerous. 
The situations are not 
forced and the lines sound 
as if their spelling were se- 
lected from an alphabet of 
fun. Bert Baker, as the 
"chicken" loving husband, 
''■"vi"h meriting the scorn 
of the members of the 
wife's union, wins the sym- 
pathy of the men in the au- 
J ie:ce by his good acting. 
I am sure that any wife, 
any place, any time, would 
scalp such a mate. But the 
stage antics of the hus- 
band-liar brings applause 
from the women as well 
as the men who witness the 
act. 

The Four Harmony 
Kings, billed as a "Sym- 
phony in Color" are rather 
startling. Following a black- 
face act, they stand out as 
the real thing, and the song 
they sing about a colored 
chi'd, asking its mammy, 
why the white chile teases 
him so, is food for thought, 
instead of the mirth that the 
song produces. The older 
man of the quartette, sings 
his basso profundo, with 
such a rollicking spirit, that 
he produces the happy care 
free heart of a child. There 
is something not grown up 
about him, despite his 
waist line. Their songs 
ill Present His Song Bird Revue are well chosen, and like 
at the Orpheum. all negro melody, have a 

haunting minor quality, 
that appeals to all. 
"White Coupons" with Barrett Greenwood and Dorothy 
Quentette, proved that "Virtue is its own reward," that "good 
will triumph over evil." A new flavor is given the old ideas 
by one or two drop curtains. John Robinson's Military Ele- 
phants, held over from last week's bill, conclude this week's 

especially fine numbers. 

* * * 

Country Cousin Continues at Columbia. 

The smart comedy satire, full of entertaining situations, run- 
ning true and taut to life, bubbling with wit, and crammed 



February 15, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



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with delightful opportunities for good acting continues to draw 
appreciative crowds to the Columbia. Alexandra Carlisle, who 
is featured as the star, is only a degree more brilliant than the 
supporting company who likewise shine in their respective 
paits. Booth Tarkir.gton and Julian Street have written a gay 
little comedy that calls for distinction, technique, polish and 
all other attributes of good acting and the producers have se- 
lected such a cast. So small wonder that theatre-goers are en- 
thusiastic about it. 

* * * 

"Mother Carey's Chickens" in Second Week at Alcazar. 

One week did not prove sufficient for the crowds that wanted 
to see Mother Carey and her chickens at the Alcazar, and it is 
now in its second week with Belle Bennett, Walter Richardson, 
and the other capable members of the Alcazar Company, ex- 
tracting all the honey atmosphere, quiet romance and delicate 
flavor of this Kate Douglas Wiggin's story. 

* * * 
The California Singers. 

The California Singers, "a society for the study of opera in 
English" organized and directed by Frederick G. Schiller, now 
that the discouragement of the influenza epidemic is past, is 
holding full rehearsals every Wednesday evening in Kohler & 
Chase Building. The organization has an enthusiastic mem- 
bership of young vocalists of this city, and is preparing a reper- 
toire which it will give to the public at Mr. Schiller's monthly 
orchestral concerts. 

The most effective ensembles of the most popular great 
operas have been chosen and welded in a manner that will give 
the musical substance of the opera in about thirty to forty 
minutes. These presentations will be given in concert form, 
and in every instance the opera will be sung in English. For 
this purpose special translations have been made and are now 
being made in New York. At these concerts, the very best so- 
loists obtainable will participate, and some very interesting 
announcements in this regard will be made soon. 

In addition to the monthly concerts, the society will give one 
or two big productions of entire operas yearly. On these oc- 
casions all solo parts will be sung by members of the society, 
and Mr. Schiller is already convinced that he has discovered 
much excellent and heretofore unknown solo material among 
the singers. 

As rehearsals of a new opera will be taken up next week, 
the society has decided to re-open its ranks to new members. 
Membership can be had by vocal test only, by application to 
Mr. Schiller. 

Mr. Schiller in discussing his organization expressed the be- 
lief "if opera is ever to become really popular in America and 
an important factor in the musical life of the country, we must 
hear it in the language which enables us to follow all the dra- 
matic content in detail — that is, in English. Then only will the 
public become accustomed to go to the opera to hear the opera 
and not merely to see this or that famous singer. Then only 
can a real community opera hope to exist, and the American 
composer hope to find a hearing of his offerings." 

* * • 

Alcazar. — "The Rose of the Rancho," is to have sumptuous 
revival next Sunday afternoon, it is the best beloved California 
classic of the American stage. It is an immortal play, this pic- 
turesque, poetic, passionate love story of Juanita, girl of the 
mixed blood, and her American lover, at a period of early pos- 
session of California, when the luxury loving Spaniard lingered 
in his old Southern domain and the rapacious land grabber 
earned the contemptuous epithet of "Gringo." The cast of 
thirty-three speaking parts is one of the most interesting ever 
assembled, including Belle Bennett and Walter P. Richardson, 
as the central figures of the romance. In early preparation is 
a recent New York comedy of adventure, "Not With My 
Money," never acted here, by the author of "De Luxe Annie." 

* * * 

Sixth Sunday Symphony Concert, — The sixth Sunday sym- 
phony concert of the San Francisco Symphony Orches- 
tra is scheduled for the afternoon of February 16, in the Curran 
Theatre, when, under the direction of Alfred Hertz, the de.; 
ful program rendered on Friday will be repeated. The pro- 
gram will open at precisely 2:30 o'clock and prices will 
popular. The opening number, the classical overture to Luigi 



Cherubini's three-act opera, "The Abencerrages," is practically 
unknown to this generation. The opera deals with the feuds of 
a family of distinction in the Moorish kingdom of Granada. The 
remaining offerings embrace, Debussy's "Prelude a L'Apres- 
midi d'un Faune," Liadow's fanciful tone-poem, "Baba Jaga," 
and Rimsky-Korsakow's fascinating suite, "Scheherazade." 
"Baba Jaga," published in 1905, was given its first San Fran- 
cisco performance on Friday, making a fine impression. It is 
based on a well-known Russian fairy-tale and has to do with 
witches and other creatures of folk-lore. "Scheherazade" is a 
paiticular favorite with local music-lovers who continuously be- 
siege Hertz with requests for performances of the highly-col- 
ored and pictureful "Arabian Nights" Suite. Conductor Hertz 
announces another enticing program for the sixth concert of 
the "pop" series, to be given on Sunday afternoon, February 23, 
in the Curran Theatre. 

• • • 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces for next week a bill of 
exceptional novelty, merit and variety which will include six 
entirely new acts. Joseph E. Howard the famous composer 
and his Song Bird Revue with Ethelyn Clark and an excellent 
company, will be the headline attraction. Dane Claudius and 
Lillian Scarlet recently features of Ziegfeld's Frolic, are again 
in vaudeville. Johannes Josefsson's Original Icelandic Com- 
pany will introduce to vaudeville a complete novelty. Josefsson 
is the champion of the Iceland method of self-defense known 
as "Glima" which has been in vogue in that country since the 
eleventh century. Walter Fenner will appear in a laughable 
farce full of surprises and diverting complications entitled 
"Show Me." He will be supported by his own company. Clay- 
ton Kennedy and Mattie Rooney will introduce their great 
laughing hit "The Widowed Pair." Sansone and Delila, a man 
and woman, present an original gymnastic and cycling perform- 
ance of a very sensational character. Bert Baker and Company 
in his great comedy his "Prevarication," and Burns and Frabito 
the witty Italian dialect comedians, will be the only holdovers. 
The Hearst Weekly Motion Pictures will complete the bill. 



ALCAZAR 

THIS WEEK - " MOTHER CAREYS CHICKENS " 

Laughter— Patho*— Youlhful Romance 

WEEK COMMEMCING SUNDAY MATINEE. FEBRUARY 16 

NEW ALCAZAR COMPANY 

BELLE BENNETT-WALTER P. RICHARDSON 

Fin* Revival in Six Yean of 

THE ROSE OF THE RANCHO 

The Immortal Romance of Early California Lrfr 

By David Beiasco and Richard Walter Tutly 
Sup.-rh Scenic Production — A Wonderful C**l 
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San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 



Sergeant Sunshine 

By George Boosinger Edwards 



(f r~~"UNNY, to call a man a name like that; but the boys in- 
[~~ sist on it," and the deep blue eyes smiled happily at 
me, as he handed out cigarettes and gum and candy to 
the amputated members of the party. "Amputated members" 
may not convey precisely what I mean : I mean that this party 
of thirty-three soldiers, who were riding in a bus, lent by the 
Hotel Manx, to the Hippodrome to be the guests of Assistant 
Manager White for the afternoon performance, were all what 
is called "amputation cases." 

Some had lost a leg; one of them had lost two legs, and 
thanks to the marvellous work at Letterman Hospital, was 
walking about as if nothing had happened to his legs; others 
had lost an arm. One of these was the object of one of the 
grim jokes which go the rounds of the soldiers. After a par- 
ticularly pretty girl had done a particularly pretty song, one of 
the boys — a wag named Mahoney — said, "Why don't you clap, 
Smith?" And Smith started to clap. But he suddenly awoke 
to the fact that a one-armed man can't clap — with his hands! 
"I can clap with my feet!" he said, and clapped away. But 
Mahoney said that his clapping was not in it with the clapping 
of a wooden-footed man he was with at the "show" the other 
day. "He made so much noise nobody could hear anything 
else!" 

"This is the first real entertainment," declared another boy, 
"where charity hasn't begun and ended it, since we were in Lon- 
don." 

"What do you mean by charity beginning and ending it?" I 
asked. 

"Why, nearly everything that has been done for us so far 
has made us feel we were objects of charity, and apt to fail in 
gratitude. But this is as if they were trying to pay up some- 
thing they owe us! That makes a fellow feel pretty good, you 
know." 

"Well, its certainly the way we ought to feel," I said. 

But Sergeant Sunshine came to the rescue : "Boys, this party 
is the way you want it because Carl Anderson of the War Camp 
Community Service got it up. You needn't worry, when he has 
charge of a thing. It will be just right." 

"What's the War Camp Community Service? We don't have 
that in this camp do we?" asked one. 

"No," said the Sergeant, "Miss Uri is all we need inside the 
camp. She equals a whole office full of mere men outside. In- 
side the camps are Y. M. C. A.'s, K. C.'s, etc. You boys all 
know them. But outside the camps all those things are com- 
bined in one big organization under the direction of the War 
Department, and the name of the whole is "The War Camp 
Community Service." 

"Who's Miss Uri?" I asked. 

"Why she's that little Red Cross woman you were raving 
about a while ago," replied Sergeant Sunshine. 

"The one that gave me the cigarettes and gum to hand to 
you?" Of course I understood then what he meant. I hadn't 
any more than gotten acquainted with her than she took me in 
hand and set me to work — for the boys! And how they love 
her. They flocked about 'like bees around honey' as Anderson 
told me. But I had gotten in a little banter. I said, "Why, 
you're like a mother to all these boys." She sort of bridled; 
"Hm, I guess it'd be pretty hard for an old maid to be a mother 
to anyone." "Go on," I said, catching the bluff comaradarie 
of the place, "They're the best kind. They become sort of 
social mothers — sort of universal mothers. And we need lots 
of those." 

She couldn't object to that; for the evidence of her function 
was in every eye that looked at her; every hand that went forth 
to hug her or tease her; every foot that ran to do her bidding. 
She is wonderful ! 

Sergeant Sunshine is just as modest as she is. And just as 
fatherly as she is motherly. (How so boyish looking a person 
can be so fatherly I don't understand.) He says he has never 
yet had to scold or punish anyone. But that's for the same rea- 



son, I suppose, that he was a successful principal in a Balti- 
more High School before he enlisted. His modesty takes the 
form of referring always to the Educational Department in- 
stead of his own obviously original efforts. I somehow got it 
out of him that he had worked out some exercises which, after 
influenza, fevers, colds, etc., develop a resistance in the men, 
so that when they resume their work they do not go through 
relapses that weaken and injure them permanently. "It used 
to be," he said, "that recuperation was in a warm room where 
one lay about for ten or fifteen days and came out weak. Now, 
all that is changed, and I get the boys strong while they are re- 
cuperating." 

"Show me one of your exercises," I said. 

"Well, here's one to develop lung capacity. I hold my right 
a-m so; and cramped so; that shuts out all possibility of filling 
my right lung: Then I breathe deeply, as usual, and all the 
breath that ordinarily goes into two lungs now goes into one." 

"Splendid," I cried, for I like new things, and the creative 
spirit. And if anyone ever had the creative spirit it is Sergeant 
Sunshine. I create in tones and in words; but he creates in 
human materials. Makes the lame to walk; the blind to see; the 
weak to conquer. He is to have an operation on his eye Mon- 
day. 

"You'll be laid up a while, I suppose," I said, regretting not 
being able to visit him soon again. 

"Oh, no; I'll be on the job that night. You see when I make 
these boys exercise when sometimes the tears are running down 
their cheeks from the pain of loosening bound muscles, it won't 
do for me to be laid up by a little operation on my eye!" 

My heart tightened at the indomitable optimism of the deli- 
cate sensitive face. I thought of Thoreau, who thought he could 
resist anything, and died in his early thirties from exposure to 
rain. 

Sergeant Sunshine should be Captain Sunshine, or Lieuten- 
ant Sunshine at least. I told him so; and he smiled, express- 
ing confidence that if Major Cullimore considered him worthy, 
he should be either one or the other. I hope Major Cullimore 
will realize how valuable Sergeant Sunshine's socialized father- 
hood is to the boys, and to the army. He fathered nearly a 
company of soldiers yesterday. Why should he not be their 
official father before he dies of proving his- courage to his be- 
loved boys, by reckless resumption of duty after operations and 
the like? 



"Did you show that account to Ardup again today?" 

"Yes, sir." "Did you tell him it had been on the slate long 
enough and I'd like to rub it out?" "Yes, sir." "What did he 
say?" "He said it looked.as if you were trying to rub it in." 




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SHOSHONE LOVE SONG. 
Neither spirit nor bird 
That was my flute you heard, 
Last night by the river. 
When you came with 'your Wicker Jar 
Where the river drags the willows 
That was my flute you heard 

Wacoba, Wacoba, 
Calling, "come to the willows." 

Neither the wind nor a bird 
Rustled the lupin blooms, 
That was my blood you heard 
Answer your garment's hem 
Whispering through the grasses; 
That was my blood you heard 
By the Wild Rose under the willow. 

That was no beast that stirred 
That was my heart you heard 

Racing to and fro 
In the ambush of my desire 
To the music my flute let fall 

Wacoba, Wacoba, 
That was my heart you heard, 
Leaping under the willows. 



OUR OWN. 

If I had known in the morning 
How wearily all the day 

The word unkind 

Would trouble my mind 
I said when you went away, 
I had been more careful, darling, 
Nor given you needless pain, 

But we vex "our own" 

With look and tone 
We may never take back again. 

For though in the quiet evening 
You may give me the kiss of peace. 

Yet it might be 

That never for me 
The pain of the heart should c 
How many go forth in the morning 
That never come home at night. 

And hearts have broken 

For harsh words spoken 
That sorrow can ne'er set right. 

We have careful thoughts for the stranger. 
And smiles for the sometime "guest; 
But oft for "our own" 
The bitter tone, 
Though we love "our own" the best. 
Oh! lips with the curve impatient! 
Oh, blow, with tbat look of scorn! 
'Twere a cruel fate 
Were the night too late 
To undo the work of motr 

Mai. 



THE LOVER. 
My heart is sick because of all the 
That look upon you drinkingly. 
They almost touch you with their fever look! 
O keep your beauty like a mystic gem. 
Clear-surfaced — give no fibre grain of hold 
To those prehensile amorous bold eyes! 
My heart is sick! 

Max Eastman. 



THE LITTLE HOUSE. 
And I said to myself I will build a house 
The day my Love comes by, 
And there shall be much of a river wind, and much of the open 

sky; 
With a singing bird to wake us, and a great rose red and high. 

A great rose red and high and near, 

And shaken by the bees; 

Close in the shadow of gold-green vines and a depth of green- 

gold trees ; 
And night will bring a cool of dreams like rain upon the breeze. 

Theie will be gift of laughter given 
When the sun in brave in the blue ; ' 
i^nd there will be gift of quiet, come with the dusk a .id the 

dew; 
Till the wonder of each shining hour will soak us through and 

through. 

O little house of river winds, 
house so hid and neat, 

T.ie white, long road that leads to you is cruel to weary feet, 
Yet — with my Love for company — even the dust treads sweet. 

Maxwell Struthers Burt. 



You can dine, lunch, laugh, and dance at Fred's — and 

what more in the world could you ask. We mean, of course, 
Fred Solari's. If you have never been there you have missed 
something, and if you have been there you are bound to go 
often. The music, the dance floor, and the food are as unfor- 
gettable as, pci ha.: s, the girl you may have with you. 



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San Francisco News Letter 



February 15, 1919 




SOCWrPE 



. ,ii^;-;-i^;'vicrU^^t'i 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

DENIS-PACKHAM.— The engagement has been announced of Miss Eliza- 
beth Denis and Thomas Packham. 

GRUNBATJM-BURNHAM. — At a tea given at the home of her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs, L». P. Grunbaum, on Washington street, Saturday, Miss 
Irene Grunbaum announced her engagement t<> Lieutenant John P. 
Burnham, U. S. X. 

HEl'MAXX-ZF.ISl.KR.-Mf, and Mrs, Max Heumann announce the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Madeleine, to Mr. Edward A. Zeisler. 

HELI>ER-SHAINWALU. — The engagement of Miss Rose Heller and Lieu- 
tenant Richard Shainwald lias been announced. Miss Heller is tin- 
daughter of Moses Heller, and makes her home at the St. Francis 
Hotel. 

McNAIR- HUTCHINSON. — The engagement has been announced in New 
York of Miss Vera McNair to Reginald Hutchinson of New York and 
Philadelphia. 

WEDDINGS. 

STOTT- MORSE. — Mrs. Relda Ford Stott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tirey 
U Ford, was married last Saturday to Samuel P. B. Morse 

WELSH — LYNCH. — Miss Grace M. Welsh, daughter of the late Thomas 
J. Welsh, an old-time architect of California, and Dr. Joseph II 
Lynch, a San Francisco dentist were married Saturday morning at 
the Paulist Church. 

WHITE -SHANLETT. — Francis Patrick Shanley. one of the proprietors of 
the Continental Hotels in this city and Los Angeles, and Miss MinOttS 
Claire White of Los Angeles, were married last week. 
LUNCHEONS. 

CARLISLE.— Miss Alexandra Carlisle, the star of "The Country Cousin." 
was the guest of Mrs. M. C. Sloss and Mrs. J. .1. Gottlob at a lunch- 
eon given Thursday at the new Red Cross lunch parlor on the Mc- 
Allister-street side of the Red Cross Building. 

F< IU rER.— Mrs. -1. A. Fblger was the hostess at a luncheon last week, 
which was given for Mrs. Arthur Lord. 

IIYI.AXD. — Mrs. Winifred Hyland gave a luncheon followed by bridge. 
Friday, for Mrs. Charles Huff, wife of Lieutenant Commander Huff. 

KINGSBURY.— Mrs. Kenneth Kingsbury was the hostess at a luncheon at 
her home Wednesday. She entertained about a score of friends. 

WHEELER.— Mrs, Thomas H. Wheeler, an interesting New York visitor, 
entertained a group of prominent society matrons at luncheon at the 
San Francisco Golf and Country Club last week. 

YANCKO. — Mrs. Vancko. one of the leaders in society in Manila, who has 
been staying at the Palace for the past week, gave ;" luncheon on 
Thursday at the hotel. 

TEAS. 

HERMAN.— Mrs. E. M Heramn gave a tea at the Fairmont Hotel on 
Monday as a compliment to Mrs. George Ebright. 

SNYDER.— Mrs. .John T. Snyder was hostess at an informal tea at her 
home on Broadway Tuesday afternoon. 

VAX FLEET.— Mrs. Alan C. Van Fleet entertained a group of her friends 
at a tea a few days ago. the occasion taking place at her pretty home 
on Broderick street. 

DINNERS. 

BLACK.— Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Black were hosts at a handsome dinner 
party given during the latter part of the foregoing week at the 
I alace Motel. 

EATON. Dr. and Mrs. O. G. Eaton entertained a group of young people 

at a dinner dance at the Palace last Friday evening. 

HUETER.— Mr. and Mrs. 12. C. Huot.-r were hosts at a charming dinner 
given at their home on Bush street on Saturday evening. 

HOWARD.— Mrs. Nelson Howard was the hostess at a dinner party on 
Saturday evening at her home in Piedmont, at which she entertained 
about twelve of her friends. 

HANNA. — ; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hanna entertained with a family dinner 
party on Thursday evening in honor of their nephew, Donald Hanna 
of Los Angeles, who recently returned from Prance. 

HELLER.— Mr. and Mrs. E, S. Heller were hosts at a dinner at the Hotel 
St. FtancfS last week, at which they entertained ten of their friends 

INNES Mr. and Mrs, Murray Innes entertained informally at dinner at 

their home In Pacific avenue last week. 

LOOMIS.— Mr, and Mrs. Francis B. Loomis entertained some of their 
friends at a dinner party at their home In Burlingame Saturday even- 
ing. 

WEEK-ENDS. 

BULLA RD. — Lieu tenant and Mrs. E. W. Pollard passed the week-end at 
1 lei Monte. 

CLAMFBTT.— Miss Cornelia Clampett and Miss Betty George W) 

guests of Mis. Mountford Wilson over the week-end. at her home 
in Burlingame. 

DONOHOE. — Miss Barbara Donohoe entertained a number of the younger 
set at her home as her house guests over the week-end. 

HEWITT.— Mr, and Mrs. Oixwell Hewitt passed the week-end at Mon- 
terey. 

WELjCH. Mrs. Andrew Welch passed the week-end at her home in tie- 
country. 

DANCES. 

1:1*1,1,. Miss Newell Bull was the hostess at an Informal dame on Sat- 
urday evening, which was Riven at the home of her mother, Mrs. 
Alpheus Bull, on Pacific avenue. 




U M IMIS 
most a 



Burlingame Country Club was the scene of one of the 
:tive dinner dances which has been given there du'rlng the 

winter season on Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Loomis 
were the hosts and the affair was in honor of their nephew, Lieuten- 
ant Richard Rogers and Mrs. Rogers. 
STONE. — A dinner dance was given Monday night at Rainbow Lane at 
the Fairmont Hotel by Miss Jennie Stone in honor of Miss Jean Ward 
ami Lieutenant George Wolff, whose engagement has been recently 
announced. 

PARTIES. 

YOUNG. — Mrs. J. ./. Young and her daughter, Virginia, entertained In 

honor of Miss Elsie Axt at a week-end party In their new home In 

Westwood Park. 
SHORB. — Mrs. Adeline Day Shorb gave a Valentine party in the sun 

parlors of the Whitcomb Hotel Friday afternoon, fur her two little 

daughters, Yorba and Mary. 

ARRIVALS. 
BAYLESS. — Mr, and Mrs. William Bayless have returned to this city 

from Baltimore and are at the Clift Hotel. 

BOCcjl'ICKAZ.— Mrs. Roger Roequcraz, who has been a guest at the St. 

Regis since her arrival in New York, bas been joined by Captain 
Bocqueraz, who arrived last week from France. 

BULL. — After a year's absence in France. Miss Kdith Bull arrived In 
New York last Saturday and Is visiting friends there for a short time 
before coming to California. 

DARSIE. — Miss Jean Darale returned last week from Washington, where 
she had been in the war risk Insurance department "f the Govern- 
ment, and is at the Darsle home 111 Palo Alto. 

EtEENE. — Foxhall Keene of New York, famous polo player and sports 

man, is at the St, Francis. He arrived last week. 
LEWENHAUPT. — Countess Lewenhaupt arrived on Wednesday from her 

home In England, and is a guest at the Fairmont. Countess Lown- 
baupt was Miss Azalia Keyes of San Francis- <> before her marriage 
In Paris several years ago. 
LOMBARD. — Gay Lombard of Portland arrived last week for the polo 
Beast n at i lei Monte. 

POND. — Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pond, who have spent the past six months 
it their COUntry place al Wondsido. have returned to their home in 

Seott strei i 
rams icy. —The Army group will be Interested an.t pleased to hear of 

the return of Colonel and Mrs. Frederick Ramsey frr.ni Santo I *>- 

mingo, where they have been stationed for the past two ■ 
RAW LINGS. —Mis. Stuart Rawllngs arrived last week from Peru and Is 

visiting her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Warner, at their home 

on Franklin street. 
TEAL. — Miss Ruth Teal of Portland, arrived yesterday with Captain and 

Mrs. Cameron Squires for a short visit in San Francisco 

DEPARTURES. 

CHR1STENSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Christenson left a few days 
ago for London. Tiny plan to sail on the Carmania on the 17th. 

CURRAN. — Mrs. Ross Ambler Curran left for New York, to meet her 
husband Lieutenant Curran. who has been In France as an inter- 
preter with General Liggctt's staff. 

EYRE, Mi Edward Eyre, Jr.. has left San Francisco for New York, en 
route to his home in England. 

HORNE.-W. T. Home of New Zealand, son of E. T. Home, left on Sat- 
urday evening for New York. During his visit in the Bast he will 
visit President Wilson, who is a distant relative. 

tVERSON.— Miss Ora Iverson of this city left a few days ago for New 
York. On her arrival there she will become the bride of Ensign 
Joseph Kelly. T\ S. N.. of Springfield, Ohio. 

MORSE. — Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Morse, who have been the house 
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Pennoyer recently, have left for 
their home In Los Angeles. 

SMITH.— Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith left for the Hast last Friday and will 
be gone for three or four weeks. 

SULLIVAN.- Mrs. Albert F. Sullivan and her daughter, Miss Lola Ruth 
Sullivan, Who has been visiting her parents. Mr, and Mrs. Julius Ileil- 
fron, left this week for Newport News, Va., where they will join 
Lieutenant Sullivan. 

INTIMATIONS. 

BENTLEY.— Mrs, Charles Bentley will entertain at a luncheon on Febru- 
ary 18 at the Fairmont Hotel. The affair will be given for Mis. 
I b-rbei t Hoover. 

BLAINE. — Mr, and Mrs. James G. Blaine, who were married In New Yoik 
last week, are passing their honeymoon on a motor tour of New 
England, 

COLEMAN.— Robert L. Coleman and his daughter, Miss Cam Coleman, 
have taken a house near the Country Club in Burlingame. 

I>K LONG.— Mr. and Mrs. George de Long will arrive in San Francis... 
early in March, where they will spend the spring and early summer 
months. 

] iI'VAL. — Captain Charles Raoul Duval sailed from Prance on Wednes- 
day, and will come direct to California on arriving in New York. 

FLOOD*- Mr. anii Mrs James I*. Flood will give a dance on February 
38fch at their home on Broadway, oi honor of Miss Barbara Donohoe, 

mizner. — Addison Mizn-i bus joined the California contingent a| Palm 

Leach. 



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and California Advertiser 



15 



OELRICHS. Mrs. Hermann Oehichs has lolned the fashionable contin 
gen I at 1 a a tm Beach for the season. 

PRIOR, Mrs, James K. Prior, Jr., and her daughter, Miss Ruth Prior. 
left last Thursda} for Coronatlo, where they will visit fur ;l few days 

RUTHERFORD.— Mr, and Mrs. Alexander Rutherford are passing sev- 
eral weeks at the St. Francis to be near Mrs. Rutherford's mother, 
Mrs. B. Smythe. who Is ill with pneumonia. 

TE VIS. — Lieutenant William s. Tevls, Jr.", arrived in Now York on Sun- 
day on the Celtic, ami has been ordered to (.'amp Mix. 

TUBES.— Miss Emelie Tubbs passed several days of last week as the 
guest of. Mrs. AJbert S. Shaw at the Shaw ranch near Hollister. 

WOODBURY.— The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. ami Mrs. Charles 
J. Woodbury of Piedmont will be celebrated next Monday al the 
bum,- of the honored couple across the bay. 



R. 



M. DONALDSON, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF THE 
PLAZA HOTEL. 

Manager Carl Sword of the Plaza Hotel, Post and Stockton 
Streets, has appointed R. M. Donaldson, formerly with the 
U. S. Grant Hotel at San Diego, as his assistant manager. For 
the past six years, however, Mr. Donaldson has been identified 
with the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. A large host 
of friends welcome him back to the hotel business. Among 
the recent arrivals at the hotel are : 

John M. Gerrin, Portland, Ore.; C. R. Dibble, Los Angeles; 
Mrs. Yarbrough, Sacramento, Calif.; E. Lecomte, Roubaix, 
France; Emory H. Wilder, Miss Antoinette Wilder, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. M. Barnhart, Evanston, 111.; F. J. Wildner, Superior, 
Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mitchell, Victor Miller, Salinas, Calif.; 
J. W. Browning, Grand Island; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Rey- 
nolds, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. W. F. Goss, W. H. Hillman, Los 
Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Collins, Tusla, Okla. ; Geo. 
F. Miller, San Francisco; L. W. Brooks, U. S. M. C; Mr. and 
Mrs. Murray Schmith, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. A. Moslan, An- 
derson, Ind.; L. Schmith, Cleveland, Ohio; Ray Gower, Gait, 
Calif.; A. A. Oswald, Portland, Oregon; C. E. Fleming, Isa- 
bella Fleming, Stockton, Calif.; Alex T. Cook, Annette, Calif.; 
Ruth Johnson, Pocatello, Idaho; Catherine Rowen, Boise, 
Idaho; Minnie M. Johnson, Twin Falls, Idaho; Nicolas 
Avxcutieff, Mr. and Mrs. Argunoff, Eugene Ragoveky, Vlad- 
imer Zenzinoff, Russia; C. Fielding Anderson, Chicago; O. 
Mentzer and wife, Menlo Park, Calif.; A. J. Stewart, Sergt. C. 
C. Parkes, Thomas F. McAvoy, S. Pelz, New York City; J. H. 
Bell, Mill City, Nevada; S. Takahashi, Visalia, Calif.; Mr. and 
Mrs. R. B. Savage, Mamaroneck, New York ; F. A. Gosse, Van- 
couver, B. C; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Walker, Fargo, N. D. ; 
Marion H. Turner, Buffalo, New York; Mr. and Mrs. J. Eledge, 
Reno, Nevada; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hoe, Columbus, Ohio; J. B. 
Miller, Nashville, Tenn.; Marjorie C. Driscoll, Pasadena, 
Calif.; Miss Helen Dahl, Medford, Oregon; E. G. McAdams, 
Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mildred Bore, Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and 
Mrs. H. P. Kopplemann, Hartford, Conn.; J. T. Cochran, Seat- 
tle, Wash.; M. Rappoport, Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis 
Colwell, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. L F. Shaw, Cleveland, Ohio; 
W. F. Allen, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Frank A. Hadsell, Raw- 
lins, Wyo. ; Edward Randall, New York City; G. F. Koshikawa. 
Seattle, Wash.; Clyde Wilson, Kansas City Mo.; Lieut. Wm. 
L. Beers, New York; S. Crisafulli, August Tonetts, New York; 
L. Campbell, McGill, Nevada; Mrs. I. M. Moss. Minneapolis. 
Minn.; F. B. Dudley and L. L. Arms, New York. 



Mrs. Lloyd George recently released an amusing story 

about her husband. It appears that when he was Minister of 
Munitions, his famous "beauty chorus" of young lady assistants 
attracted the favorable attention of some young gentlemen 
clerks working opposite them in Whitehall. These made 
various overtures (says Mrs. Lloyd George) by waving 
handkerchiefs, and so forth, which were disregarded. 
Eventually some of them produced pocket mirrors, with which 
they threw the sun's rays into the young ladies' faces, and on 
to their work. Formal complaint was thereupon made to Mr. 
Lloyd George, who addressed a minute to the head of the de- 
partment where the offenders were employed, inquiring. "Who 
are these unmannerly youths who have been casting reflections 
on my young ladies?" 



DEATHS OF COMMON MEN. 

Now, while the sun is hot 

And they gather the grape harvest, 

And the leaves are gold and life splendid, 

Let me speak once more of the end, the parting — 

How simple it is, how natural. 

People in cities, perturbed, neurasthenic, 
Rushing like futile hogs helter-skelter, 
Living as if they would live for ever, 
Dread death, shrink and shiver and mumble, 
Start at the spectre evade, palaver, 
Till shoved ignominiously 
Into the greasy grave. 

More of my friends now are dead than living. 

I have seen the strong body crumble and wither, 

Give at the knees, stumble, crash in the mud, 

Groan a little, lie still ; 

I have seen the good flesh cut, the white bone shattered, 

Seen the red face turn like a yellow leaf, 

The firm mouth wabble; 

Watched it all, taken it in. 

I have slept side by side with men 
Who are now green corpses 
Or bundles of dirty bones. 
All of them, dozens, gone, and I only 
Left above ground in the hot sun, 
Tasting wine, wooing lips, laughing, 
Watching the harvest, joking, sweating. 
Alive. 

Take earth in your hands, common earth, 
Moist, crumbly loam, dark, odorous — 
This is the bodies of our forefathers, 
Of long-ago mothers, beasts, insects; 
See that you love the common earth, 
Press it close in your hands 
And murmur: "This is my body." 

We are made of the infinite dead. 
And, dead, we make the infinite living. 
Have no fear of the subtle man, 
The man of affected speech and brains; 
You and I will make just as good corpses, 
Our clay is sweeter. 

Have no fear, I say, death is nothing; 

I see dead men every week, 

Give them a last keen look, 

Affectionate, valedictory, 

Then cover the face 

And turn again to my life, 

Serious, but tranquil and cheerful. 

Again I say to you, simple folk. 

Who, like me, are afraid of the great 

And ill at ease with subtle men, 

Have no fear; 

We are — not the salt — 

But the earth of the earth, earth itself. 

And we die that life may be richer. 

Richard Aldington. — In the I 



"Will says he leads a dog's life." said Will's mother. 

"Yes, it's very similar," answered Will's wife. "He comes in 
with muddy feet, makes himself comfortable by the fire, growls, 
and waits to be fed." 



An amusing story was related recently by Baron Son- 

nino, the Italian Foreign Secretary, concerning a man who fell 
to the ground from the fourth floor of one of those huge apart- 
ment houses so common in Rome. Marvelous to relate (said 
Baron Sonnino) the man was only slightly bruised, and as he 
lay stunned on the pavement a crowd gathered round and dis- 
cussed ways of bringing him back to consciousness. "Fetch 
him a drink of water." a sympathetic bystander suggested. 
The victim of the accident opened his eyes and sat up indig- 
nantly. "Water!" he exclaimed. "How many storeys do you 
want me to fall to get a drop of brand- 



February 15, 1919 



and California Advertiser 



17 




R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

THE Automobile Show is playing a full brass band dirge at 
the head of the funeral procession of the commercial pes- 
simist. 

There was quite a prominent coterie of "croakers" who, when 
the Automobile Show was announced, claimed that it would 
not call out a corporal's guard, that business had not put on its 
civilian dress, that the United States, and especially San Fran- 
cisco had no business, no money to spare and that it would be 
six months at least before the public would be ready to buy 
motor cars. 

They have been declaiming from the house tops, that not 
only the automobile industry, but business in general was 
"fagged out." 

The commercial activities of the automobile trade in San 
Francisco has always been a true indicator of business con- 
ditions in general. If business is good with the automobile 
dealer, it is a certainty that it is more than good with business 
in general, for the automobile trade has always been the last to 
feel prosperity waves. 

If the tide turns and business begins to ebb, the first sign is 
seen in decreasing sales of motor cars. Therefore, when one 
realizes the fact that there has been a wonderful attendance at 
the San Francisco Automobile Show and that the exhibitors 
have been more than pleased with the sales that have been con- 
summated, there is but one deduction to be made, and that is, 
San Francisco has assumed its pre-war time prosperity and 
business activity is now in full swing. 

The progressive man knows this from actual results; the 
weak-kneed brother who is holding on to his dollars fearing to 
let them become active lest a few stray away, feels this con- 
dition, but has not the courage of his convictions. It may be 
that he is binding the brakes for the time being, but it will not 
be long before he wears himself out, to be thrown into the com- 
mercial discard junk heap. 

It is up to us to forget war which is a matter of history and 
is dead, remembering only the trials and tribulations as a 
matter of experience to guide us in the bright future. The 
warm red glow sun of prosperity for the United States is just 
coming up over the Eastern hills, the great day of America is 
at hand. "Let us do something." Let us be in a position to 
receive this prosperity and by our successful actions make it 
permanent with our country. 

Let us blacklist the present. 

* * * 

Harry O. Owsney, western branch manager of the Winton 
Motor Car Company, is up from Los Angeles to see the Auto- 
mobile Show. Owsney declares that he casts his vote for San 
Francisco as the "city that knows how." He says that from all 
indications both in the southern part of the State and up here, 
this year will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in motor 
car history. 

• • • 

John H. Wright, of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, is 
in San Francisco for the Auto Show, making his headquarters 
with A. G. Sommerville, Inc., distributors of the Stanley 
Steamer. 

Wright is an enthusiastic steam man, who has been repre- 
senting the Stanley for many years, of its 22 years on the 
market. 

• * • 

"The greatest show ever revealed before the gaze of an ap- 
preciative public," is what Charles Brannaman, automobile 
editor of the Los Angeles Examiner, and Frederic Wagner, 
automobile editor of the Los Angeles Express, said when they 
visited the Pacific Auto Show this week. 



Al. G. Falkner entertained a number of Los Angeles dealers 
and factory representatives at the Auto Show. His informal 
invitation must have been something like this, "Meet me at 
the Auto Show." 

• * • 

P. W. Wisdom, western sales manager for the Moon car, is 
here at the Auto Show to represent the Moon officials. He was 
on a visit to St. Louis when he was urged to hasten to the San 
Francisco show. A series of sales conferences are being held 
for the Coast Dealers' Organization. 

k * * 

A special contingent of Oakland dealers who attended the 
Auto Show this week included Charles Nagel, manager for 
the Peacock Auto Sales Company, distributors of Chandler 
cars and Bethlehem and Service trucks. 

• • • 

Warmly expressing his enthusiasm for the Third Annual 
Pacific Auto Show at the Exposition Auditorium, Bert Dingley, 
western representative for the Marmon Motor Car Company, 
lost no time in establishing headquarters at t